Well here’s a bit of a secret. No one really starts out as a champion performer. Most of these people started out quite modestly.
So What’s The Difference Between A Champion And A Chump?
It’s true that each and every one of us possess the same qualities when we are younger and just starting out in life. But somewhere, somehow, along the way, some of us tend to lose that quality and that effectively diminishes our potential.
They are absolute sponges while observing and then absorbing every thing they see, every reaction. It’s a built in feature as their survival depends on it.
One of the key and most often repeated qualities we all need to succeed in business is, a strong willingness to learn – to be able to be teachable.
To become a winner, you must be willing to be constantly learning, thus reinventing yourselves to new methods. You must be open and able to read about, learn and then absorb everything you need to know, even if concepts are completely new to you.
2. Winners are always Willing to Act
Most winners are the same. They instantly put their newly learned skill to immediate use without thought. Anything that will take them to that next level.
They know that they must be on top of the game and immediately act on what they have just learned, even if they haven’t perfected it yet. They do a lot of trial and error testing.
3. Winners are Not Afraid to Fail
They know that failing at something is the best teacher and the closer to the next attempt which may be a winner. They learn quickly from their mistakes and constantly fine tune their method or system until they succeed.
Champions have the built up courage to fail and then fail again and not be discouraged. They just pick themselves up without a second thought.
4. Winner are always Willing to Adapt
When we were kids, we were able to adapt to long term change quite easily. We were willing to accept new and different situations and then adapt our behavior accordingly.
Unfortunately, as we all grow older, we become a lot more rigid in our thinking, unwilling to be open and accept that yes, there may be a better way of doing things.
As business is a constantly moving and changing target, resistance or ignorance to change makes us obsolete. We end up losing to the players who has an understanding of changing trends.
Winners are those who are able to adapt themselves and their business to constant change.
5. Winners are Willing to Innovate
Winners apply the very same principles to take their business to the next level.
They are not only able to learn from what has been done in the past, they also find new ways of doing it better and more efficiently, or cheaper, or more successfully.
But keep in mind that you don’t have to be a kid in all respects to be successful. It’s really probably not even desirable.
But if you feel that your preconceived notions, or fears and hesitations are stopping you from reaching your ultimate goals, try then looking at the world through the eyes of a child.
You will then be able to improve your chances of success in business, and at worst, you’ll remain young at heart.