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Zen Garden > Why Winners Win and Losers Lose - a 20 Point Summary
You can learn why winners win and losers lose very quickly by checking this list.
Here is a 20 point list that discerns the difference between winners and losers. You can learn why winners win and losers lose very quickly by checking this list.
- Winners have dogged determination. Losers lack the ability to see any project through to a satisfactory conclusion.
- Winners never give up, give in or surrender. Losers quit the moment things get the slightest bit difficult.
- Winners make exceptional use of available time. Losers waste time engaging in useless activities.
- Winners plan and map their route to success. Losers consider plans belong to builders and maps belong in glove-boxes.
- Winners take responsibility for all outcomes. Losers shun responsibility and prefer to place blame on others.
- Winners commence a task at the earliest opportunity. Losers procrastinate, delay and run out of time.
- Winners learn from their own mistakes and the experience of others. Losers make the same mistakes over and over again.
- Winners are committed to projects. Losers display whimsical interest.
- Winners make things happen. Losers watch things happen.
- Winners are pro-active. Losers are re-active.
- Winners have vision and imagination. Losers are backward looking and lack initiative.
- Winners encourage and inspire others. Losers criticize and ridicule others.
- Winners are methodical and organized. Losers are haphazard and slipshod.
- Winners seek information and embrace new knowledge. Losers ignore better methods, concepts and ideas.
- Winners ask: "How can I do that?" Losers state: "How do you expect me to do that?"
- Winners invest in income producing assets. Losers waste money on depreciating consumer goods.
- Winners develop 5, 10, 20, 30 years of experience. Losers repeat one year of experience 5, 10, 20, 30 times.
- Winners continually push existing limits and boundaries. Losers feel comfortable operating below their self-imposed ceilings.
- Winners take calculated risks. Losers take hazardous gambles.
- Winners are inspired to do more to be more. Losers conspire to do less and not be noticed.
Print this check-list, take a pen and give yourself a tick or a cross against each of the 20 points above. There is only ONE requirement - be honest. That is another characteristic of winners - they are honest with themselves.
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