Do you want to know how to revive a winning attitude? Always remember that you won your first race in life the day that you were conceived. Had a different one of those millions of wiggly guys won, the result would not have been you. So yes you are one in a million. Check out Part 1 of this victory story here 🙂.
Enthusiasm and persistence are two traits of all children in the world that cause them to succeed in all the stages of their development that we looked at in the previous post. Today let’s explore three more of these traits that if you rediscovered and applied would ensure that you win. Just like you did when you were a child.
A Winning Attitude Requires An Adventurous Spirit
Watch any child. They are adventurous. There are no boundaries to achievement as far as they are concerned. What killed that for you? It was all the NOs that you heard when you were growing up. Admittedly some of the NOs were meant to protect you from your ignorance of danger. Because the adults in your life were too busy to communicate and reason with you why you were not to do certain things, they just said NO each time you asked or tried. The NO message is so embedded into your subconscious, coupled with the fear of the type of punishment that you got for disobeying that two letter word. So without thinking about it you place invisible boundaries for yourself as a safeguard without really considering whether or not there is real danger in new ventures and opportunities.
It is up to you to rekindle that spirit of adventure. No one is going to punish you for trying something new. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery and look at life as a daring adventure. Without crossing over Godly principles or deliberately hurting or exploiting people and nature, pursue your dreams with the passion of an adventurous spirit.
Get Over It and Move On
It always fascinates me how little children bounce back out of adversity. They may fall and get hurt, cry for a few minutes from the pain but within minutes they get back up. There are no pity parties for kids. They quickly get over a setback and move on. Most adults on the other hand will wallow over adversity to a point where it poisons their attitude about all of life. They will hold on to grudges and moan over misfortunes until it paralyses them into inaction. As a result they get stuck.
Are you like that as well? Are you licking your wounds over some misfortune that befell you some time back? Are you basing all your decisions on how you perceive people to like you or hate you? Are you holding on to anger for some unfair treatment from someone? Get over it and move on. Sound harsh? Well, it is the only way by which you will be liberated from being stuck where you are.
Regain that innocence of childhood where the past has nothing to do with where you are going. Remove the gloom and doom attitude. Talk positively to yourself, create a new reality and make things happen. Have a winning attitude.
Christ says the best faith is the faith of a child. To children, failure is not even a possibility. That is why they will go for everything that they see others doing. Their winning attitude is: if they are walking so can I. If they are singing so can I. If they are running so can I. Adopt that faith as well. What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Do that!
Assume success in everything that you set out to do and step out with confidence to pursue your goals. Nothing that you ever do will have an assured outcome, so if you wait for one, you will never start anything. Only believe that God is on your side and pursue the dream that He has planted in you. It sounds naive and simple but that is the only way to make a change in your life and in the world.
You are destined to succeed. A winning attitude will make sure that you enjoy happiness, health and wealth today and pass it on to those around you and to the next generation. That is called living a legacy as opposed to just getting by.
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Nomusa is a devoted mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.
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