By this I mean Perform Outstandingly, Achieve Prominently or predictably Secure the Prize.
Their results are consistently good. They achieve relentlessly.
Winning happens in contests, at work, examinations, tests, conflict, battles, sporting events, finance, business etc., ALL aspects of Life.
It occurs in major and minor situations.
Being a winner isn’t entirely about Leadership or having traditionally associated characteristics, like possessing:
- Communication Talents, and so on (see HERE for more about True Leaders)
It also isn’t about just having Specific Skills (in Management) for mastering situations, such as:
- Team Playing
- Public Speaking
- Time Management
- Decision Analysis, and so on (see HERE for more about these Critical Skills)
This piece highlights COMMON ACTIONS Winners take that regularly bring them Success.
What they do consistently is:
- Recognize Danger
Let me explain…
By Preparing they ready themselves mentally and Physically for what is to come. They often pre-play what will occur and ENVISION (in detail) the outcome they desire. They study, make and follow essential Plans and stand prepared; always checking what the competition is doing.
When participating they Attack the goal and take the initiative. They don’t sit back to watch or play off their back foot. They go all-in, committed and as frantically essential to overcome obstacles. There remains controlled wisdom in their most forceful actions. Effort and focus are relentless and true Winners will not be easily intimidated.
But they also Recognize danger. They change and adapt before AND during competition; balance and thought is required in both physical and mental commitment. As critical moments emerge, they must be recognized and adaptation (if only temporary) should occur. Then back on the ATTACK as early as possible and sensible, to re-enforce or gain advantage(s).
These behaviors (Prepare, Attack, Recognize Danger) are Universal. They apply to ALL competitive situations.
You must Know, Manage and Adapt to the competition and competitors.
It doesn’t matter if you’re playing high level competitive sport, challenging for a promotion or betting on an office football pool. This approach ALWAYS APPLIES (whether its buried within your thoughts or displayed in your physical action(s)).
Some competitions are Physical and Intense, others equally formidable yet more Cerebral.
You can witness Winning Behavior all around you. It’s in top Athletes, Business scenarios, Political situations, Academia, Research and Development, etc. It is everywhere.
Anyone can embrace this Winning Approach.
If you don’t RECOGNIZE the importance of these factors you will not be one of the winners; certainly not consistently or without a (unpredictable and/or a rare) lucky break.
Those who perform and achieve outstandingly are not lucky, but prepared, recognizing and taking the appropriate actions required with the energy and commitment essential to securing their goal(s). They learn and practice the difficult things that might lay ahead as/if/when necessary and then prepare themselves to the extent required. Their successful results are noticeably consistent.
Got any major areas where you’d like to win?
Have even minor events coming up where you’d at LEAST like a great showing? Want to just do much better?
Then consider what it takes and how success might be secured: Prepare, Attack, Recognize Danger.
Try it and see. It works!