(Audiobook) The Psychology Of Winning By Denis Waitley
Develop a very, very strong expectation to win
~ Optimists always win. Optimism & realism are the problem solving twins
~ We move in the direction of what we dwell on
~ Tolerate little or no distraction from moving toward those goals
~ You can't get rich if you keep worrying about your bills. Winners see risk as an opportunity. They see the reward of success in advance, and they don't see the penalties of failure. It is the dominant thought and motivation at the time of the fall that means everything. Losers panic. Winners relax, pick themselves up, brush themselves off… and do it all over again.
~ People dominated by stress are unable to change the world they live in. The world they live in dominates them.
~ Take the credit and the blame for your decisions openly. Especially take the credit, because you got yourself there.
~ The winners in life don't wait for invitations to make things happen.
~ The price you pay for winning is practice, practice, practice.
~ Habits are the attitudes which grow from cobwebs to cables.
~ Life is a DIY project.
~ The winners in life seem to have their minds made up automatically. They're propelled forward without hesitation because they and everyone else involved with them know where they're going, and know that nothing is permitted to block their path.
~ A bad life is just as difficult… as a good one. The only choice is the kind of life one would care to spend one's efforts on.
~ Winners are wide open to choices, and constantly look for a better way to live.
~ Conceit is God's gift to shallow people.
~ Winners understand that self~development is a lifetime program. School is never out for the winners.
~ Joy cannot be found outside of the self.
~ Winners say: "I'll make them glad they talked with me."
~ Winners have clearly defined, constantly referred to game plans and purposes. They know where they're going every day, every month, every year. Their objectives range from life~long goals to daily priorities. They understand the difference between goal~achieving and tension~relieving acts, concentrating on the former.
~ If you love yourself, then you can give love. How can you give what you don't have?
~ Winners have a deep down feeling of their own worth. They know that, contrary to popular belief, self~acceptance and deserving are not necessarily from wise, loving parents. History is full of saints rising from the gutters and literal monsters growing up in loving families. Winners aren't outer~directed.
~ When anyone pays you a compliment for any reason, accept the value paid with a simple, courteous "Thank you."
~ Keep upgrading your own standards in personal grooming, behavior, lifestyle, professional accomplishments, and relationships.
~ Winners live in harmony with their loved ones, their friends, and their communities.
~ Treat people more like brothers and sisters. Treat animals more like people. Treat nature more carefully and tenderly ~ she is precariously balancing our future survival.
~ By expecting the best, you are preparing yourself physically and mentally for the demands of winning.
~ Leadership ~ attracting other people's support and cooperation ~ is a natural byproduct of positive self~expectancy
~ Winners say "I was good today. I'll be better tomorrow."
~ When you start a project, concentrate all your energy and intensity, without distraction, on the successful completion of that project.
"For champions, it's the winning edge. Every time an athlete misses a shot, they immediately replay it in their imagination as a successful shot. They are master simulators. The simulations come true. In your imagination you can learn to never miss. Practice within, right before you go to sleep at night, in the shower, and whenever you have the free time."
"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure. Their every thought is allied with power." J. Allen
"Winning individuals do not leave the development of their potential to chance. They pursue it systematically." John Gardner