A winning mindset is a state of mind that works like a light bulb, once switched on, everything just brightens up. It’s unbelievably exciting that our thinking or what we call a mindset could define our future. And, it’s not even remotely close to the importance of being optimistically excited about the current moment and not worrying about the future.
Dwelling on the failures is a ladder to self-doubts, agony, and stress.
I’ll try to free you from all that crap.
Can I do that?
I don’t know, but I’ll find out.
In this blog post, I’m going to share how I achieve a winning mindset and what you can do to replicate that. I’m no expert at this. The reason for writing about a winning mindset and its connection to success is that it’s positively impacting my life. So why not to put it out there for others?
Maybe, a 19-year-old Ali reads this or 21-year-old Stefanie finds it helpful or 26-year-old Chan figures things out after reading this blog post.
3 Reasons Why a Winning Mindset Will Make You Successful
#1 – Positivity provides resilience
Being positive is a huge advantage. What this means is that you see everything as an opportunity, even the failures. A lot of positive people sometimes win just because they remain optimistic about winning. The reason for this is that optimism leads to trying again and staying on the course.
I whole-heartedly believe that failures are a source of learning lessons and help us win in the long run.
Unlimited Power is one of the best books I have ever read. It tells that how you can achieve great things if you want to. It unleashes the reader from all sort of mental blocks and barriers. The author of this book is Tony Robbins.
So the positivity does have a role in making a winner’s mindset. Once you become a positive person; someone who isn’t afraid to fail, you learn how to keep moving forward. The moment you hit a milestone, your mental strength increases. Those small doses of motivation on a consistent basis shape a winner’s mindset.
#2 – Winners don’t quit
People who have a winning mindset, they don’t quit; they instead put in the work. It’s a pragmatic approach to succeed. The great examples of winners are everywhere. For example, most of the professional tennis players start playing tennis or getting involved in the sport at the age of 6 or 7, and they join the international circuit when they are almost 18 or 19.
I have seen this phenomenon among the top investors, business owners, entrepreneurs, authors, and other successful people in all walks of life; they just don’t quit.
Imran Khan, a former Pakistani cricketer, philanthropist, and politician rightly said, “You only lose when you give up.”
So a winning mindset won’t let you quit because winners don’t quit.
#3 – Putting in the work matters
One of the devastating things you might want to do is finding the shortcut and avoiding the hard work. If you’re not ready to put in the work, don’t expect miracles either.
When you like the process of doing something you love, you don’t care about the result. That’s the mindset of winners, and it keeps them going even when they are failing.
A famous Hollywood film “School of Rock” has an excellent dialogue in it when the students and their teacher Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black) are about to perform a song in a bands competition. And, one of the students shows her concern over the preparations, then the teacher Dewey Finn says, “We didn’t come here to win, we came here to play one great show.”
I watched that part over and over again. It resonated with my approach of giving a hundred percent regardless of the result.
I’ve shared my three reasons why a winner’s mindset will make you successful.
If you want to develop a winning mindset in life, just start believing in yourself that you can win. If it seems hard, then recall all the past successes and small achievements.
Positivity, not-quitting, and putting in the work have done wonders for me. I can’t wait to see what’s down the road—it could be a fascinating result or a lesson to learn—either way, I’ll win.
What else should someone do to develop a winner’s mindset to succeed?
Share your thoughts.