This week there will be a lot of talk about winners and losers. There’s not always a tremendous amount of difference between the two, especially in a game like the Super Bowl. Both teams have a string of victories, the Broncos and Panthers have made many right decisions, they’ve taken chances that other teams haven’t, and both teams deserve to be in the biggest game of the year. But, when the clock runs out Sunday night, there will be only one winner – one team will be immortalized in the pro football record books, and winning players and coaches will enjoy the benefits of victory even after their careers have ended. While there probably isn’t a single sale, business decision, or career victory that will define you until you retire, there are some real differences between winners and losers in business. So, let’s go team – get out there and be a winner – give a ‘Super Bowl’ worthy performance every single day:
A WINNER isn’t nearly as afraid of losing as a loser is secretly afraid of winning.
A WINNER works harder than a loser, and still has more time; a loser is always ‘Too busy’ to do what’s necessary.
A WINNER works through a problem; a loser goes around it, and never gets past it.
A WINNER makes commitments; a loser makes (and breaks) promises.
A WINNER knows what to fight for, and what to compromise on; a loser compromises on what he shouldn’t and fights for what isn’t worth fighting for.
A WINNER says, “I’m pretty good, but not as good as I can be”; a loser says, “I’m not as bad as a lot of other people.”
A WINNER listens; a loser simply waits until it’s his turn to talk.
A WINNER feels responsible for more than his job; a loser says, “I only work here.”
A WINNER says, “There ought to be a better way to do it”; a loser says, “That’s the way it’s always been done.”
Luckily, your career and your success won’t be defined by a single event. Follow these winning tips and be the MVP that you were meant to be.