Are you a winner?
Winners develop the habit of doing the things that losers don't like to do.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
The basic habit patterns of a winner:
- Don't condemn, criticize, or complain ... think of ways to improve the situation. The big rewards are paid for finding the solution, not the difficulty.
- Show real honest, and hearty appreciation ... let others know they're loved.
- Think good thoughts about other people ... and yourself.
- Give before you get. Always give others a reason to agree with you before asking anything of them. (If there were a way that YOU ... )
- Smile often ... it generates enthusiasm, friendliness and goodwill.
- Remember names. A person's name is the sweetest, most important sound he hears and instantly captures his attention each time it is used.
- Be an effective communicator by listening. Encourage others to talk about themselves by asking questions. (When, Where, Who, What, How, WHY?)
- Think, act, and look happy and successful ... and you will begin to think, feel and actually become HAPPY and SUCCESSFUL.
- Never engage in worry conversations or participate in gossip sessions.
- Always greet others with a positive, cheerful statement ... not the question, "How are you?"
- Respond to another's question, "How are you?" with an enthusiastic, meaningful "TERRIFIC!"
- Look for and expect GOOD things to happen to you ... inquire of others: "What GOOD things are happening with you today?"
Jules Ciotta is president of Motivation Communications Associates. He can be reached at (770) 457-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.