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15 Signs You’re A Winner in Life Even If You Don’t Think So

15 Signs You’re A Winner in Life Even If You Don’t Think So

You may think that just because you aren’t wealthy, that you are not a winner in life. This is absolutely untrue. You may be surprised at just how much personal wealth you really do have — and we’re not talking about finances. We’re talking about what makes you the person you are, and what really makes you a winner.

Here are 15 signs to look for in order to see just how great you really are.

1. You have close friends.

You don’t need a huge crowd of friends. What you need are a couple of friends you are very close with, and who will always be there for you when you need them.

2. You have high standards.

You know what you want in life, and you aren’t going to settle for anything less. This includes your career — and the person you will end up spending the rest of your life with.

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3. You have no regrets.

Never have any regrets in life. Anything you do is a learning experience, as long as you don’t repeat it.

“Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can! and I will!” – Napoleon Hill.

4. You have people who love you.

Don’t pay attention to those who judge you. They are not the people who love you. You have your parents, grandparents, and other family members and friends.

5. You have no relationship drama.

Keep your circle of friends small, and make sure that they are people you can trust. You don’t need any drama at this stage in your life.

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6. You have self-love and self-respect.

When you love and respect yourself, you can expect the same from others, and you won’t accept any less from your relationships.

7. You don’t care what others think.

Once you get to a certain point in life, you do what you want and don’t care what others think. Go ahead and be your wonderful, unique self.

8. You like what you see in the mirror.

If you can look into the mirror and like what you see, you will always be a winner in your own eyes. That is more important than the opinion of anyone else.

9. You always have faith.

You may not be where you want in life right now, but your faith in yourself will get you to where you want to be.

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10. Your bills are paid.

You may not have money for expensive trips, jewelry, designer clothing, etc., but if your bills are paid, you can consider yourself a real winner. This is something that not everyone can accomplish every month. You may not have a mansion or drive one of the fastest cars in the world, but you have what you need.

11. You’re content.

When you are always trying to compete with others who have higher salaries, you are never content with what you have. As long as the bills are getting paid and you live comfortably, does it really matter if your salary isn’t as high as your neighbor’s?

12. You have a decent wardrobe.

You don’t need a closet filled with designer clothes. But, if you have enough clothing to not have to repeat outfits for two to three weeks, you are ahead of the game.

“Stop saying ‘I Wish’ and start saying ‘I Will’.” – David Copperfield.

13. You have no unhealthy relationships.

You are a great person, and you don’t need to be with people who bring you down.

14. You push yourself.

If you are critical of yourself and always pushing to do better things, you are going to be a winner.

“My teacher once told me, ‘no one is perfect…that is why pencils have erasers.” – Mahesh Bhatt.

15. You do things you love.

Make sure that you are taking time for yourself. Watch a movie you love, read a great book, or visit with close friends. Do what makes you happy.

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Featured photo credit: Nicole Pierce via flickr.com

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

An Inspirational Story…

For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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