Adopt a Winner’s Mentality and Make High-Performance a Habit
Legendary performance coach and strong advocate for the winners’ mentality, Tim Grover is known for saying “There is no such thing as beast mode, there are just beasts”.
There’s a lot to unpack in that statement concerning the champion’s mindset, but before we take a look at that, perhaps we would do well to take a look at ourselves.
Let’s put the cards on the table; take a hard look at ourselves and be candid:
Talk is cheap isn’t it?
We wake up every day pumped up and say the words “I am going to win”.
And we really mean it as it rolls off our tongue, but as soon as we begin our day, life puts our commitment to the test and we realize that winning requires a lot more from us than we are willing to give.
It certainly takes more than words to get the level of success you wake up every morning dreaming about.
Unfortunately, that’s your story.
But it’s not the story of a few others who have made winning a lifestyle.
Like the saying from Tim Grover suggests, these people constantly live with a winning mentality.
Like true champions, not only do they check all the boxes on their to-do list, they do it consistently. Their desire to win is so strong that it pushes them out of bed every morning and propels them to give their all in whatever they set their minds to.
For those whom winning is an occasional thing, these people are ‘gifted’ or ‘talented’. But you couldn’t be further off the mark.
Those with the Winner’s Mentality Are Not Luckier or More Blessed than You Are
It’s the perfect excuse we give ourselves to explain away our lack of a winning attitude. We think others have some sort of natural or cultural or environmental advantage that we don’t have:
- He has an advantage because he has a better body than I have.
- They went to a better school.
- She’s got access to state of the art training facilities.
- They’ve got a world-class CEO over there.
And on and on.
The fact is, it is easy to give excuses to make yourself feel better about not achieving all you aspire.
But that won’t change the fact that our problems lie in our heads, and it is absent the right mental framework for success.
Performance coaches and high performers the world over know this on an innate level: while your body has limits, your mind does not.
Wannabe winners focus so much on what goes on from the neck downwards, without paying attention to where all great things start, which is your mind.
In truth, winning on a regular basis can be reduced to something much more basic than all the excuses we give ourselves. It can be broken down to a mindset, an attitude, a mentality that is characteristic of all habitual winners.
Continuous success begins and ends in how good enough, and deserving you perceive yourself to be to make your dreams come true.
Champions with a high-performance mindset believe they are valuable and worthy to win in the game of life. In addition, this mentality enables them to learn the necessary skills to make it happen!
Let’s explore what that means.
What Is the Winner’s Mentality?
Every persistent winner would have their definition of what makes them tick. They would each define the winner’s mentality a certain way and they would each be correct.
The achiever’s mindset can be hard to capture accurately in a way that works well for everybody.
I personally define it as the character that lets you dig deep within yourself to find the drive and desire to do whatever it takes in terms of effort, initiative, perseverance, and inspiring others to surmount any difficulty that arises in your path and find success.
It is the personality that enables you to go the extra mile to gain that competitive edge, or consistently do what no one else is willing to do in order to gain the mastery that is necessary for you to become a winner.
Winners also don’t expect immediate results. They are aware of the law of sowing and reaping, which means that real change takes time and practice and they have 100% patience until they manifest their desires.
As you can imagine, the high-performance outlook is something that stems from within, even though its effects are exposed for all to see.
As such, nobody can force a winning character on you. You can preach motivation all day to someone, but unless they decide to alter their mentality, take responsibility for their results, and step out of their comfort zone, none of your words would matter one bit.
How to Determine If You Possess a Winning Character or Not
Whether or not you have a mindset of a winner or are in dire need of a reboot should be clear from the track record you have.
But if you are still in doubt, here are four traits that are common to high-performance individuals pretty much across the board.
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Champions Have a Persistent Drive Towards Improvement
Contrary to what you might believe, high achievers are not perfectionists. Instead, they adopt a character that is relentlessly seeking to improve and grow, so that they start each day better than they were yesterday.
A perfectionist mindset will only set you up for disappointment and self-blame. But an improvement outlook will set you up to do better each day, while expressing self-compassion and understanding.
It is this mindset that helps high-performance become the default mode out of breaking barriers and limits.
They Turn Adversity Into the Fuel Needed to Win
High performers don’t have time to feel sorry for themselves for too long when things don’t go as planned or when they face obstacles.
They also don’t blame others. They have an understanding that lays the onus for their success on themselves and not others.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity, winners know they are the only ones who can turn their disadvantages into advantages because there’s no one here to save them. It’s on them to get themselves together.
And this uplifting attitude fuels their drive for success.
So when they face difficulties and complications, they focus on solutions rather than dwelling on how bad things got for them.
Champions master the art of asking the right questions, unlike those with a victim mentality. Instead of asking “why has this happened to me?” they ask “what actions can I take to solve this” or “where was I wrong in my planning and how to get it right this time”?
They Make Their Own Luck
Those with a high-performance character don’t believe in luck. They have an outlook that believes that luck is simply preparation meeting opportunity. They shun the idea that good and bad things happen to you due to chance.
Most people are not prepared enough to make the most of the opportunities that come their way. A few others are prepared enough to take advantage of these opportunities when they come.
But true winners go beyond both groups because they go forth to create their own opportunities.
A winner’s behavior creates an opportunity where there seems to be none.
It is Almost Impossible for Champions to Give Up
Go-getters know one truth: when you give up you relinquish every chance to win that might have existed. So they never give up. It’s not part of their DNA. Giving up is not an option.
Instead, they fail successfully. They fail forward. They fail again and again while keeping their eyes on the goal, without loss of enthusiasm until they finally arrive at the point where they make things happen.
The high-achievers’ mentality makes them persistent even when the odds are stacked against them.
They see failure as an opportunity to grow and evolve. They keep on trying different methods and strategies until they make it big time.
6 Ways To Adopt a Mindset of a Champion and Start Achieving Your Goals
Since high performance boils down to a mindset, you can conclude that all your goals lie on the other side of changing your paradigms.
This means you too can become a true winner by making a few changes:
1. Take Ownership for Your Own Life
Average people blame everybody for their lack of success: God, the government, their parents, their boss, luck, you name it. Don’t be average.
Winners are anything but average, which is why they stand out from the crowd.
Take responsibility for your own development, and start looking for solutions to the complex issues that surround you. This one change in viewpoint is powerful enough to shift the entire course and quality of your life.
2. Be a Life-Long Learner
People with a mentality of winners never allow themselves go obsolete. They are constantly learning and upgrading their skills as a means of improvement and also to meet the challenges they encounter as they step out of their comfort zones.
Make it a point to constantly update your skillset to constantly be prepared for manifesting your goals.
Don’t panic if you can’t learn all skills. In my opinion, it’s a complete waste of your time to learn things you hate that don’t come intuitively to you.
In these cases, get to know people that are experts in doing the things you hate. Make connections with them and exchange services, or pay them.
3. Learn to Lift Yourself Up Mentally
Winners are incurable optimists; they always see the bright side of things even when the whole world seems to be crashing around them. Train yourself to keep a positive outlook on life and stay grounded when the wind blows.
Your emotions should NOT dictate your decision making towards situations around you.
Practice picking yourself up, calm down, and only then make decisions, when you are sharp and clear. There are many ways to imbibe this winning personality:
- Take cold showers to make yourself alert.
- Boost your energy levels with herbal teas.
- Listen to motivational tapes in between activities or when you have time.
- Get away from everything by taking scenic walks in nature.
- Make a workout schedule and stick to it.
- Listen to brainwave entrainment made for adopting a high-performance mindset. Sound therapy has been proven to be effective at altering the brain and forming new habits in a matter of weeks.
4. Become an Early Riser
Don’t wake up to bathe and run off to work with a few minutes to spare. Remember that you have to take ownership of your self-growth and skills acquisition.
Wake up early to work out, meditate, plan your day, work on your goals, learn new skills, and work on your personal development. Winners start their day early and maximize the hours they have.
5. Forgive Yourself
Even the best of us make mistakes. Winners don’t dwell on them and neither should you. Adopt a mentality that accepts mistakes as a normal part of life and learns the lesson while throwing away the rest. Beating yourself up is not going to do you any favors and, more importantly, it is not going to help you win.
6. Master the Art of Networking
Nothing great was achieved by a single person. The story of the lone wolf is just that—a story, no more than a myth. To embrace a mindset of a champion you have to become proficient at networking and communication, making friends, and finding out ways you both can win and attain high levels of actualization.
People with champion mindsets know exactly how to manage their feelings, their thoughts, and actions in a way that will bring them abundance and triumph.
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We all have the potential for greatness and experience high performance in all or most areas of life. And the only person in your way is you.
Deciding you are deserving better results is the first step. Deciding to make the necessary changes and adopting a winning mentality comes next. Beyond that, you have access to abundance like you never dreamed possible.