“John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, says you aren’t a failure until you start to blame. What he means is that you can still be in the process of learning from your mistakes until you deny them.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset
In our own lives, having a mind-set of expecting to win increases our odds of winning. It helps us get better results. And better results help us increase our credibility and self-confidence, which leads to more positive self-expectancy, and more winning – and the upward cycle continues. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
As Harvard Business School professor and writer Rosabeth Moss Kanter has observed, “Confidence consists of positive expectations for favorable outcomes… winning begets winning, because it produces confidence at four levels.” The first of those levels, she says, is “self-confidence: an emotional climate of high expectations.” The second level is “confidence in one another.”
So if you want to increase your results, expect to win – not only for yourself, but also for your team. Not at all costs, but honorably. Not at the expense of others, but in conjunction with others. Expecting to win – and expecting others to win – is a fundamental approach of helping to bring it about.
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“In our own lives, having a mind-set of expecting to win increases our odds of winning. It helps us get better results. And better results help us increase our credibility and self-confidence, which leads to more positive self-expectancy, and more winning – and the upward cycle continues. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” ~ Jim Rohn
“Fight only after creating conditions for victory.” ~ Toyotomi Hideyoshi, The Swordless Samurai
“The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.” ~ Og Mandino
“In a race, sooner or later there’s a moment that separates the winner from those who don’t win. That instant is your chance, the moment you’ve been waiting for.” ~ Seth Godin, Linchpin
“Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain.” ~ Bruce Lee
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” ~ Zig Ziglar
“The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.” ~ Thomas Edison