Do You Act Like a Winner?

This post was guest blogged by Alan Johnson from The Rating Blog, where you can win prizes by helping those in need.

After I’ve explained how most people don’t actually think like winners (even if they don’t admit it) with my last guest post, it’s time to suggest a question to those of you who actually have a winner’s way of thinking: do you act like a winner as well?

Sure, thinking like a winner and proving that with the goals you set for yourself and for your business is an important first step, but how many of you actually take things to the next level?

Quitters Never Win & Winners Never Quit

The main difference between winners and losers is the fact that winners don’t quit when things get rough. Did you expect everything to be smooth sailing? Sorry to burst your bubble there, but things don’t exactly stand this way in the real world. If things were that easy, everyone would be rich and that would go against the very meaning of the term.

There will be times when you’ll be tempted to give up and there will be times when your goals may appear to be so out of reach that quitting seems like your only option. Your reaction in such cases will make or break you as an online entrepreneur.

It’s Not My Fault!

Most people choose the easy way out and blame everything on other factors: their business partners, the market, society, you name it. They live in denial, don’t assume responsibility for their actions and such an attitude makes learning from mistakes impossible.

Winners, on the other hand, treat the loss of a battle as a learning opportunity which will help them win the war. Instead of quitting and blaming everyone else but themselves, they continue to give it 110%, knowing that, when it seems that there is no hope, success is just around the corner.

You Have To Fail In Order To Win

You will, at one point or another, inevitably fail and thinking otherwise is just plain foolish on your part. Reaction to failure makes the difference between winners and losers. Never make the mistake of letting fear of failure get the best of you and keep you from trying in the first place, trying and failing is always better than not doing anything at all.

Ironically enough, winners are people who know how to lose and losers are the ones who think that they are somehow above failure. And what happens if you have such an attitude? You will be caught off-guard when losing and will not be able to handle the situation.

It Always Looks Good On Paper

You may think like a winner and you may set high goals, but do you really practice what you preach? Most of the times, things look far better on paper than they really are, do you have what it takes to keep going even when things seem to be getting out of hand? You can’t succeed if you don’t get your hands dirty, and at some point, planning has to stop and action needs to take its place. Do you want to continue living in that fantasy world of yours or are you willing to wake up and smell the roses? Everything is entirely up to you.