July 27th, 2011 10:17 AM by Korene L Clopine-Seaman
meet and learn from Champions every day. Not just in locker rooms but in
classrooms, hospitals, homeless shelters, homes and office buildings. I've
learned that to be a champion you must Think Like a Champion. Champions
think differently than everyone else. They approach their life and work with a
different mindset and belief system that separates them from the pack.
Champions Expect to Win - When they walk on the court, on the field, into a
meeting or in a classroom they expect to win. In fact they are surprised when
they don't win. They expect success and their positive beliefs often lead to
positive actions and outcomes. They win in their mind first and then
they win in the hearts and minds of their customers, students or fans.
Champions Celebrate the Small Wins - By celebrating the small wins champions
gain the confidence to go after the big wins. Big wins and big success happen
through the accumulation of many small victories. This doesn't mean champions
become complacent. Rather, with the right kind of celebration and
reinforcement, champions work harder, practice more and believe they can
do greater things.
Champions Don't Make Excuses When They Don't Win - They don't focus
on the faults of others. They focus on what they can do better. They see
their mistakes and defeats as opportunities for growth. As a result they become
stronger, wiser and better.
Champions Focus on What They Get To Do, Not What They Have To Do - They see their
life and work as a gift not an obligation. They know that if they want to
achieve a certain outcome they must commit to and appreciate the process. They
may not love every minute of their journey but their attitude and will helps
them develop their skill.
Champions Believe They Will Experience More Wins in the Future - Their faith is
greater than their fear. Their positive energy is greater than the chorus of
negativity. Their certainty is greater than all the doubt. Their passion and
purpose are greater than their challenges. In spite of their situation champions
believe their best days are ahead of them, not behind them.
If you don’t
think you have what it takes to be a champion, think again. Champions aren’t
born. They are shaped and molded. And as iron sharpens iron you can develop
your mindset and the mindset of your team with the right thinking, beliefs and
expectations that lead to powerful actions.