What do the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Penguins have in common with Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Bill Gates?
The easy answer is: They are all CHAMPIONS!
What do Nihar Janga, John Carpenter and Cassandra Williams have in common? They are all champions as well. Mr. Janga won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, John Carpenter was the first person ever to win a million dollars on a TV game show and Cassandra Williams earned the title ‘Mom of the Year’.
Whether it’s a sporting situation, business pursuit, knowledge game or raising a child there are certain traits that all champions have in common:
- A LOVE for what they do
- A PASSION to be the best they possibly can
- A VISION that is compelling
- A DESIRE to improve – no matter how good they get
I have always loved the saying, “You don’t have to be sick to get better.” Every champion possesses all the above qualities and a few more that sometimes go unnoticed – such as – a strong inner belief system, the ability to let go of losses and bad events, a forgiving soul and a mental strength that comes from the capacity to block out negative influences.
Champions build a fortress of positivity around their mental playgrounds and they have installed a gateway that no negative thought can penetrate.
The winners in life have fine-tuned their senses to such a high degree that even when someone says something negative, the winner’s internal ‘Champion’ mechanism deflects the undesirable sentiments and locks the gate to bar any possible entry.
To enhance the champion in you, no matter what your pursuit, be it, business, sports, parenting or relationships simply follow these steps:
- Have a vision of you as the champion (and enlarge it all the time)
- Make sure it’s what YOU really want (not what someone else wants for you)
- Strive to be the best you can be (and get better all the time)
- Put a mental security gate around your vision that lets in all the good things and lock-out the negativity and skepticism
- PLEASE – PLEASE – PLEASE… HAVE FUN!
A short while ago I was entering a country and the Customs Officer asked me, “Are you in our country for business or pleasure?”
I simply smiled at him and said, “There is absolutely no difference to me my friend!”
Embrace the champion in you and live a full and satisfying life!