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I always find world champions interesting and I love to observe and learn from because they had done what most people could not have achieve and it will be great to know what model their mindsets so that we can achieve excellent results too.
So here are some of the winning habits that I found in world champions.
15 Winning Habits
1. Preparation is key
World champions understand that preparation is the key for them to win the competition. They knew that without thousands of hours put into practice, winning the competition is not possible. That is why they spent most of their time honing their skills and doing it everyday without fail.
2. Extra Effort
One millisecond can make a difference between winning and losing. Athletes in Olympics know this best as they know the difference of a millisecond can make them world champion or just runner up. In order to become the best in the world, they always make the extra effort in their training and push themselves to do more even when they are tired.
3. Have A Goal In Mind
If you can’t see it, you can’t get it. It is not possible for you to get to where you want if you do not know where you want to be in the first place. World champions do not end up as one by chance, they become world champions by having a goal in mind and they will create a plan and follow through it.
4. Get Things Done
Once the plan is laid out for them, they always complete their tasks without fail. With the commitment to always complete their task at hand regardless of how hard it is, there is no doubt that they will achieve incredible results.
Consistent performers know the secrets of momentum. Once they have a winning run, they know how to ride on it and knock down their opponents. They increase their rate of success by identifying the momentum and tap on it.
6. Play To Win
High achievers have the mindset of playing to win. They do not play to protect their lead, they go all out for a win. In order to become the best, they know that they need to compete with the mindset of becoming number one in the world instead of avoiding to be the last.
Without persistence, it is hard for anyone to reach the top because the journey towards the top is laid out with obstacles. World champions have the persistence to keep on going forward regardless of how much obstacles they faced. They know it can be hard at times, but they kept on going because they knew that if they don’t give up, they will eventually reach the top.
8. Understanding Your Weakness
Everyone has their fair share of weaknesses and champions have them too. Instead of whining and turn a blind eye about it, they make their best effort to eliminate or minimize their weakness.
9. Play Your Strength
Each and everyone of us have our own unique strength and champions play their game to their strength. They train their strength to expand it to it’s fullest potential so that it will give them an edge over their opponents.
There are going to be testing times when they missed a last second shot or going through a bad patch but champions have the resilience to bounce back from failure. Instead of letting failure drag them down, they learn from their mistakes and work harder.
11. Play with courage
In order to win the game, champions learn how to conquer their fear. They do not fear mistakes and doubt themselves. They know that once they allow the fear of mistakes and indecisiveness to take over them, they lose their game.
All champions have their own mentors and they can say that they can’t be where they are today if they do not have any mentor by their side to guide them. A mentor will help them to point out their weaknesses, strengths and also help to give them that extra push whenever it is needed.
Ask anyone who succeed in their field whether they love what they are doing. It is almost guaranteed that they enjoyed it and have great passion in it. Without a passion for the things you do, it is hard to succeed because most probably you are going to give up when the going get tough. Doing things that we are passionate about also help to increase the probability of us following through because we are enjoying every second of it.
14. Optimal Zone
Champions know where is their optimal zone and they focus in staying within it. They create a routine and stick to it so that they will keep their mind and body in optimal condition.
You can’t be a world champion if you are not teachable. That means being open to new ideas, able to listen with humility and also have the mindset that there are things you can learn in your field regardless of how good you are. Champions know that in order to excel, they need to keep an open mind and absorb knowledge like sponge.
If we want to reach for a place that we have never reach before, the best way to do that is to observe, ask and learn from people who had reach the place before. The mindset of world champions are conditioned to achieve success and if what you want is to achieve success, they will definitely be the best role model for you.
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