Think like a winner: 4 mantras to help you achieve success

No one cruises through life without at least a couple of low points that knock them down and make them question their reasons for doing what they’re doing. During these periods, people tend to think a lot and analyse themselves, which usually results in one of two outcomes. The first possible outcome is giving up and the second outcome is coming back fighting.

Finding the strength to overcome life’s knock backs and hardships can be tough but it all comes down to your beliefs and determination. A person with a strong mind, who thinks like a winner, is much more likely to overcome their issues and achieve success in all aspects of their life. Here we’ll talk you through 4 ways to think like a winner and achieve success.

Things of real importance rarely come easy so expect an uphill struggle and you’ll be better prepared to combat it.

  •  Nothing of real value ever comes easy

Understanding and believing that nothing of real value in life comes easy is the best way to overcome problems and find the strength to carry on. If something was easy to do, everyone would be doing it and it probably wouldn’t be of as much value to you. Understanding that success takes time and requires hard work and dedication is your first step to becoming a winner in life.

  • The perspective you have isn’t always the right one

The way you are viewing a problem can often be a problem itself. By closing your mind to alternative perspectives and beliefs, you can end up facing challenges that you wouldn’t have to deal with if you trained your mind to see the same thing but in a different way.

Of course our perspective on things in life is determined by our values, culture, upbringing and experiences but this doesn’t mean you can’t train your brain to think differently. By consciously making the effort to see an alternative perspective on a situation or a problem, you may be able to find a winning solution that turns a negative into a positive.

  • The only easy day was yesterday

Yesterday was easy because it’s over but you can’t expect today or tomorrow to be easy (not until they’re over anyway). Rather than wishing that every day could be like yesterday (something you perceive as being easy) expect difficulties in life and you will be able to plan around them and face them with proactive solutions.

Each and every day will throw a new challenge at you so if you are expecting it to be easy it can come as a bit of a shock. Expect bumps in the road and plan for them and you’ll come out fighting, like a winner.

  • It’s not all about you

Many people have the misconception that the real winners in life only think about themselves and base decisions around what will be best for them. However, this is not strictly true. The real winners in life are those who place the organisation they work for, the team they work with and other people in their life before them. It isn’t a sign of submission but a personal strength to be proud of.

Real winners don’t achieve success by treading all over others.

By taking other people into consideration and understanding the ‘bigger picture’ you will become someone that others look to and rely on. These are the qualities of a real winner.

Conclusion

Whether you are having issues at work or in your personal life, changing how you think and altering your beliefs can give you a fresh perspective that helps you to achieve success. Believe it or not, what you think and how you think really does matter and could be the difference between you simply managing from day to day, to you winning at life.

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Not enough hours in the day? use your time wisely

Not enough hours in the day? use your time wisely

Do you ever find yourself thinking that there are not enough hours in the day? Are you forever making todo lists but never getting to the bottom of them? Whilst we can’t grant you an extra couple of hours to get everything done, we can help you use your time more effectively. Check out our top tips below!

You can’t ask for more hours in the day but you can use your time more productively.

Schedule plans strategically

The best way to schedule plans in your calendar is to put important tasks first and less important or less demanding tasks when you have more time. Every time you add something to your calendar, you will need to consider your priorities, ensuring that important tasks get done first. Whilst auto-scheduling the same appointments for the same time every week may seem like less of a hassle, it may not make the best use of your time.

Don’t overbook yourself

Many professionals have a tendency to overbook themselves, resulting in them having to madly sprint from one meeting to the next. Let’s face it; whilst you may feel like you’re making use of every minute of your time, it’s not exactly the most professional or organised way to work.

Instead of having to turn up to your meetings in a fluster, give yourself a little time between your appointments. You can then use this time to review your last appointment and prepare for the next one. Simply block out ‘buffer space’ between your meetings to give yourself chance to breathe and re-organise yourself.

Reschedule any important events you cancel

Whilst there’s nothing wrong with cancelling a meeting or appointment, providing you give enough notice, it’s important not to forget to reschedule it. Say for example an important piece of work comes up that you need to prioritise above everything else on your calendar. It’s fine to cancel your meetings but make sure you either provide a time to reschedule there and then or set yourself a reminder to reschedule later in the week.

Your working schedule should not be so strict that you are never allowed to make changes to it but at the same time, you need to think that if an event was important enough to put on your calendar in the first place, then it’s worth organising time to reschedule it.

Remember to schedule regular breaks and downtime.

Take regular breaks

People often wrongly assume that they will be less productive if they take regular breaks but actually it’s the other way round. Taking regular breaks away from your work gives you chance to refresh your brain and go back to your work in a better frame of mind. It’s especially important to remember to take breaks if you work for yourself, as you won’t have someone standing over you telling you it’s time to step away from the computer!

Schedule downtime

Would you class yourself as a workaholic? If you hardly ever have time off and find it hard to switch off from work at the weekends, then unfortunately you’re on a downward spiral to being burnt out.

Believe it or not it’s not actually good for you to work all the time. It will not only affect the quality of your work and your health but your relationships too. Give yourself at least one day (preferably two) a week that is just for you. Whether you spend your downtime relaxing at home, going out with the family or doing exercise is completely up to you, as long as you are not working!

By taking time out of work to do other things, you will feel much more motivated and inspired to work. The more motivated and inspired you are, the better quality of work you will produce, so it’s a win-win situation!.

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