What it Takes to be a Winner

Accomplishments are the motivation that keeps us fighting for our purpose. Lack of proof that were growing can make any goal seem unattainable.

Psychology professor Ian Robertson, of Trinity College in Dublin says, “Winning’s probably the single most important thing in shaping people’s lives.”

“Winning increases testosterone, which in turn increases the chemical messenger dopamine, and that dopamine hits the reward network in the brain, which makes us feel better.”

Robertson argues theses statements in his book, “The Winner Effect.”

With that being said, I want to encourage you to take advantage of moments that can make you feel like a winner. Be the best sales person at work, or the first to make it to class every day or even be the “go to person” at work.

I recently had the opportunity to “win,” when I was nominated for the Link award by Centerlink. I appreciated the acknowledgement, and I took the nomination seriously. I used all of my social media platforms to ask everyone to vote for me. Friends & family were kind enough to even ask their friends and family to vote. It was exciting to see all of the love & support around me. Two weeks ago I won the Link award, because you guys voted & supported me. Thank you!!!!!

I use this as an example because accomplishing goals or “winning” takes effort, it doesn’t just fall in our lap. Also, we must be open & aware of the different opportunities that come our way. Winning isn’t always dressed up in an award. 

The legend John Wooden said, “The true test of man’s character is what he does when no one is watching”.

I believe the real magic happens through the daily grind, the late nights and the early mornings.  That is where “winners” are made. 

I say that because, I use to be a slacker. One day I was so frustrated with being a slacker, that I decided that I was going to figure out what it would take to be a winner. So every day I gave my goals a 150%. At the time I was a student athlete in college. I made the decision to study & be 100% prepared for every test, turned in every homework assignment & didn’t miss a class. I worked out 2-3 times a day and practiced visualization.

That year I become the captain of my team, lead my team to third in state and finished the semester with a 3.3 GPA.

That semester taught me so much about “winning.” I still use the tools I learned that semester.

This is a testimony that to be a “winner” takes above average effort. 

It’s realllllyyy easy to be a slacker. Its hard to be a winner. It takes a lot of energy, time, dedication, consistency, etc. The only way to give anything that amount of commitment is,… you have to love it. 

“Where there is love there is life.”  -Mahatma Gandhi

Loving what we do helps us accomplish our goals, accomplishing our goals is winning, winning is success & success makes us feel accomplished.

We all have a winner inside of us! Boldly chase your dreams & know that it will alllll be worth it!

SHANTAL

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