Some individuals believe that they are born losers but it is just a state of mind,
“no-one is born to lose”
if you believe you are going to lose then you are less likely to succeed in accomplishing your business and personal goals.
There are a number of tried and tested strategies that you can undertake to overcome this state of mind.
- Self Evaluation
Self evaluation is the first step in trying to identify your strength and weaknesses no different to abusiness evaluating its strengths and weaknesses.
Write down the factors that you believe are your strengths and weaknesses, it would also be helpful to talk to friends and family about this, as sometimes you cant see the “wood for the trees”. It is very likely, if you think you are a “born loser”, that you will have more items in your weakness list compared to the ones in your strengths list.
Once you have identified your strengths and weaknesses, the next stage is to understand why you have that weakness – common weaknesses are procrastination and lack of focus – check out my article on procrastination for the various reasons for procrastinating.
Once you understand your weaknesses it is possible to gradually overcome them. Overcoming your weaknesses cannot be done overnight, tackle one to three weaknesses at a time.
- Overcoming Your Weaknesses
Overcoming and changing your weaknesses is no different to achieving your goals, you need an action plan which is specific, with a timescale.
Tackle the easiest ones to tackle first and this way you will be motivated to tackle the more difficult ones.
- Learning from Winners
Have you ever noticed that individuals associate with like minded individuals?
- Positive thinkers will associate with other positive thinkers
- Students of similar attitudes associate with each other
- Businessmen/women belong to small business clubs
- Depending on your situation associate with like-minded people e.g. if you think that you will always be fat join a group such as Weight Watchers.
Associating with successful individuals/groups will assist you in identifying and adopting their habits, such as perseverance, critical thinking, stability under pressure, competence and the aspiration to never give up
- Success Breeds Success
Start achieving your goals and you will find that your attitudes will change
giving you the motivation to tackle larger weaknesses. Review your previous accomplishments and successesl.
Occasionally you will experience failure, but it should be a learning experience. Failure should always be an opportunity for you to do better the next time.