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 winners – people who have achieved great things in their lives. I am talking here about ‘winners’ 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 ‘winner’ 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 winner 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. Winners view the world as mainly benevolent with some bad bits. Losers see the world as mainly malevolent with some good bits.
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 hot 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 their efforts.
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 own way. People will spout rubbish – ignore it.
5. Start today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Winners start right now. Losers chatter to themselves that they will start ‘one day real soon.’ It never happens.
Copyright Stuart Goldsmith. All Rights Reserved.
Stuart Goldsmith is a British multi-millionaire author and lecturer. He created a $16 million fortune starting from a position of heavy debt, average intelligence and no special skills. He has taught thousands of people how to get wealthy through his books and courses.