I heard a very interesting statement not too long ago that really made me think and has stuck with me for sometime now. A statement was made that said “You can measure a person’s height, you can measure how high a person can jump, you can even measure how fast they run, but you CAN NOT measure a person’s heart.” What that person meant and what I got from that statement is that you never know what’s in a person’s heart and just how hard someone will work for something.
This statement stuck with me because the more I thought about it, the more I realized how true it was. You never know how bad someone wants something in life and how far they will go to achieve it. We hear everyday about how people reach amazing goals or reach amazing heights in life. We hear how hard they work and how they just will not give up.
The only difference between those people and the people that don’t reach their goals or their dreams in life is one thing and that one thing is a WINNING ATTITUDE!
Unfortunately most of us let our circumstances or others set the bar on how far we will go in life. We also let fear dictate us. Fear is real. Don’t let anyone tell you different. We must learn how to use FEAR to our advantage.
I would like to share with you the same principles that I discuss in my seminars that I think can help anyone create a winning attitude.
The first principle is to be Positive. You must develop the habits of thinking, talking, and acting positive. We all have the choice of how we will handle the day or any situation that we confront. It’s a very simple choice. Are you going to be positive or negative? Charles Swindoll stated it best in one of his quotes, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” So if you respond to what happens to you in life in a positive manner that is the first step to being a winner.
The second principle is to be Honest. You must first learn to be honest with yourself. You must be able to admit to yourself when you’re doing a great job and giving 100%. Only you know deep down in your heart if you’re being truthful to others and yourself. You must have a sense of integrity to reach great heights in your life. Honesty is key in growth in maturity.
The third principle is Commitment. When you decide to take on a project or participate in anything in life you must be committed all the way until it is completed. Your commitment to anything first starts in the planning, preparation and you must be committed to everything leading up to that moment.
The fourth principle is Faith. You must have Faith in God, yourself and in others to reach any success in life. You must be able to put your trust in those areas in your life. Julio Melara states, “When you do what you can do, God will do what you can’t!” That is what faith is all about. You must have the attitude that faith and trust are needed to succeed.
The last principle is you must Believe. You must believe you will win in anything before you even attempt it. Sun Tzu stated in the book “The Art of War” that “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” We must learn to stay focused on positive thoughts and know in our hearts and minds that we are equipped with the right talents, gifts and that we can achieve anything we put our minds to.
If there is one quote that I can suggest for you to live your life by is the one by Winston Churchill..”NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP”!!!
”Remember that it is up to you to choose everyday to Get off Your Attitude and to create a positive lifestyle for yourself and others” – Ryan C. Lowe. Watch Ryan teach in more detail about developing a winning attitude in the Secret Academy.