Monday, August 25, 2008

Be a different & make a different

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

How to be a Winner
You are a winner if you keep achieving your stretch goals and are happy in your own skin.
A Win is a Win-Win
"The winners stun us not by their cleverness, but by the fact that every tiny aspect of the business is just a touch better than the norm." - Tim Peters
Things work out best for those who make the best of the way the things work out.
Seeing Life Differently
The secret of winning in life lies in seeing life differently - in its different shades and outcomes. "Life becomes a path that leads to achievements. Winners do not value life as much as what they can do with it. For them life is not a tedious journey from the womb to the tomb. It is a journey about crossing milestones and looking forward to new ones."4

Ten Differences between a Winner and a Loser1

Makes mistakes and says: 'I was wrong'

Says: 'It wasn't my fault'

Credits his good luck for winning even though it wasn't luck

Credits his bad luck for losing, though it wasn't luck

Works harder and has more time

Is always 'too busy', too busy staying at failure

Goes through a problem.

Goes around a problem.

Shows he's sorry by making up for it.
Says he's sorry but he does the same thing next time.

Knows what to fight for and what to compromise on.

Compromises on what he should not and wastes time with trivial matters.

Says: 'I'm good, but not so good as I ought to be'. Looks up to where he is going.

Says: 'I'm not as bad as a lot of people'. Looks down at those who've not yet ..achieved the position he has.

Respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn from them.

Resents those who are superior to him and tries to find fault.

Responsible for more than his job.

Says: "I only work here".

Says: 'There ought to be a better way of doing this'

Says: 'Why change it? That's the way it's always been done'

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream." –

"What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you." –

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

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