The Habits Of A Winner
by Stuart Goldsmith
You need to develop the habits of a winner. You want to enjoy
today, but have an even better tomorrow waiting for you.
To do this you must model yourself on winnčrs - people who have
achieved great things in their lives. I am talking here about
'winnčrs' and 'losers' but I do not mean the term 'loser' in the
usual derogatory sense. By a 'loser' I mean someone who, by their
own definition of winning and losing, is falling well short of
where they want to be. By a 'winnčr' I mean someone who, by their
own definition of winning and losing, is pulling ahead of the
game and achieving that which they set out to achieve.
This is how a winnčr operates:
1. They are brave. Like all human beings they feel fear, but
have mastered it and are able to rise above it. Whilst they
acknowledge that there are frightening people and places in the
world, in general they view the world as a benevolent place, full
of great opportunities and wonderful people. This is a vital
principle. Winnčrs view the world as mainly benevolent with some
bad bits. Losers see the world as mainly malevolent with some
2. They are good visualizers. They have the ability to imagine
the future, often in glorious Technicolor detail. They have high
self-esteem, and know that they are worth more than they have at
present. Life to them is an exciting adventure to be lived to the
full. In contrast, losers view life as a terrible chore to be
somehow 'got through' with as little pain as possible.
3. They are intelligent, rational and logical. If they have a
dream of the future, they know the secret technique for making
this happen. Today's dreams are tomorrow's realities. They know
that large projects cannot be tackled by finite human minds
unless they are broken down into manageable, bite-sized pieces.
They are able to work backwards from a future dream to the
present day, and to list the logical steps required to make that
dream come true.
4. Having written down the steps required to achieve their
goals, they know what is required next. Action. Up until this
point, all of their plans amount to little more than ethereal hňt
air. It is action which grounds the circuit and allows the
current to flow. They know that the journey will be long and
hard. Any worthwhile dream will involve hard work, concentrated
effort and some suffering to attain. They need one more quality.
Discipline. This keeps them going during setbacks, when the list
seems too long, and when others heap mirth and derision upon
Five Tips to Turbo-Charge Your Dream
1. Dream of a brighter tomorrow. Your yearning power is more
important than your earning power.
2. Be rational. Mysticism is your mortal enemy. There are
obvious, logical steps between here and your dreams. Write them
down in bite-sized chunks and follow them like a route map.
3. Act. All is dust without action. Action is the key.
4. Be disciplined. Life is tough. Fight. Others want you to
fail. Ignore them. The world is against you - go your ňwn way.
People will spout rubbish - ignore it.
5. Start today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Winnčrs
start right now. Losers chatter to themselves that they will
start 'one day real soon.' It never happens.
Copyright 2001. Stuart Goldsmith. All Rights Reserved.
Article excerpted from Stuart Goldsmith's latest book, "7 Secrčts
Of The Millionŕires". Stuart is a multimillionaire teacher,
author and lecturer. He created a 16 million dollar fortune
starting from heavy debt and despair, and has taught thousands of others
how to live debt-frče & wealthy. Discover how his amŕzing power
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