Winning makes you different. And that difference is going to scare people.
– Tim Grover
Self-acceptance to Win
I have been coached and worked with, by some of the greatest coaches in the world. One of my teachers, coached Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods. Another one of my coaches Phil Mickelson and professional golfers. Another one of my teachers, coaches every Professional poker player, world series of poker champion and UFC fighters. Needless to say, I’m surrounded by the best teachers in the world and they all share one thing in common: success can be scheduled and it’s not the glitz and the glam. It’s not a rollercoaster.
It’s the monotonous boring things that move the needle every single day when we choose to do them.
Here are the 4 things I implement on a daily basis that have changed my life and I have not looked back ever since I started to implement them:
1. Find or Create Wins
There are plenty of days where my brain, my body, my soul, my life is telling me: you’re losing.
There are days that I have to remind myself that it’s a win that I took a breath today. Our job is to find wins and create them. And we must do it every single day. No one’s coming to save us. Nobody’s coming to save my business. You’re the only one who can create them for yourself.
You cannot create a positive result from a negative mindset. Finding a win changes the chemistry of your brain to start seeing the positive and create momentum.
2. Celebrate Your Wins
All too often we have wins in our life that we choose not to see or celebrate. Don’t let that happen. Celebrate them, not diminish them, not discount them, not discredit them. Celebrate it a lot. Allow the wins to marinate, allow the wins to tattoo your soul or to fill your gas tank. If you tell me that your job is to work out every day and you didn’t feel like it, and it was hard and you didn’t sleep and you go for a 10 minute walk. I would celebrate that 10 minute walk with you like you just won an Olympic gold medal because you chose to do it and you cannot minimize your choices and minimize the things that you do and expect positive results.
And in case you need inspiration here are some wins you can celebrate:
Celebrate that you put your shoes on
Celebrate that you brushed your teeth
Celebrate that you drank water
Celebrate that you had a healthy meal
Celebrate that you chose to put the phone down
Celebrate that that you chose to stop scrolling Instagram
Be willing to be seen in your wins.
One win creates the next win.
How many times as entrepreneurs do we keep moving the finish line? We’ll say that we will write one email and we then choose to make that three, and don’t reach the finish line. This mentality will stagnate you and not allow you to be in momentum.
Having momentum has a compounding effect. If you say you’re going to work out every day, even if it’s 10 minutes, I assure you, that is better than 60 minutes every other week.
Our job here is to play the game, to have an impact to win.
4. Play a New Game Everyday
The most important one is you have to wake up the next day and play a new game. Winning keeps moving. Just because you win today, doesn’t mean you win tomorrow.
Success doesn’t come find you everyday nor does it give you a fast-pass. You have to go find it day by day. Momentum does not carry over. Momentum is created and in order to win, one must chose to do it every single day.
When your day ends, find your wins, celebrate them, look back and reflect, and then the next morning you make a plan to find and create those wins again.
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