Capacity To Win
In order to become truly
successful, you must develop the capacity to always
want to get better.
At one time in my life I
believed in “the Peter Principle” that people will
eventually rise to their level of incompetence. I
saw a number of my friends reach a certain level of
success and then “level off” or even go backwards. I
also saw others who continued to get better. Let me
share with you why I believe they got better. They
worked every day on eight (8) major areas.
The Capacity to be Happy. Do what is
necessary to “feel good” about yourself. Try to stay
in good physical shape. Maintain a good appearance.
Always look neat, clean and professional. Guess
what? You’ll feel good about yourself and that good
feeling will affect those around you. They look at
the good things in their life. It’s amazing how most
people seem to dwell on the things in their life
that aren’t perfect. Start looking at all the good
things you have going for you… your family, your
business and your health.
2. The Capacity to be
Excited About Your Job. It’s true that “the
grass always looks greener on the other side’. Stop
looking at what other people have accomplished and
concentrate on doing the best you can possibly do
where you are right now! If you do that, you’ll
he sure to get to the top.
3. The Capacity to Always
Get Better. Never be satisfied with your
accomplishments. Get up each day determined to make
it a “better day” than the one before. Make “getting
better” a short-range goal that you check every day!
4. The Capacity to “DREAM
BIG.” Set your heart on something. Have a goal
of greatness. Don’t settle for just doing “a
The Capacity to “Compete.” Winners can’t just
go out there and stand on the playing field. They
must compete in order to win. You must “pay the
price” for success. Life is like a balance sheet —
for everything you get, you have to make sacrifices.
I believe people who work the hardest accomplish the
most. Remember, the harder you work, the “luckier”
6. The Capacity to
“Survive” Success. Please don’t let success
change you! “Never let success go to your head or
failure to your heart.” Keep doing the things that
made you successful. Always continue to develop your
personal strengths. Don’t get “too big” to do the
7. The Capacity to Grow As
a Person. Your friends will see you “first” as a
real person. Keep improving your business, family
and your spiritual life. Strive to he right… morally
and ethically 100% of the time! Remember, “Before
you can become a great leader, you’ve got to become
a great person.”
8. The Capacity to “Win.”
Winning builds mental attitude and expectation
of success. Once you start winning, you can’t stop.
Please remember, winning is better than you ever
imagined. I saw my friends do it and I know you can
do it too!