How To Tell A Winner From A Loser


This year strive to be a winner in all aspects of life by noting where you fall in the following areas, and then work to change losing traits to winning traits.

A winner says, “Let’s find out.” A loser says, “Nobody knows.”

When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong.” When a loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault.”

A winner credits his good luck for winning, even though it isn’t good luck. A loser blames his bad luck for losing, even though it isn’t bad luck.

A winner knows how to say “yes” and “no.” A loser says “yes, but,” and “perhaps not,” at the wrong times for the wrong reasons.

A winner works harder than a loser and has more. A loser is always too busy to do what is necessary.

A winner works through a problem. A loser goes around it and never gets past it.

A winner makes commitments; a loser makes promises.

A winner shows he is sorry by making up for it. A loser says, “I’m sorry,” but he does the same thing next time around.

A winner knows what to fight for and when to compromise. A loser compromises when he shouldn’t and fights for what isn’t worthwhile.

A winner says, “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be.” A loser says, “I’m not as bad as a lot of other people.”

A winner listens; a loser just waits until it’s his turn to talk.

A winner feels strong enough to be gentle. A loser is never gentle; he is either weak or pettily tyrannous by turns.

A winner explains; a loser explains away.

A winner feels responsible for more than his job. A loser says, “I only work here.”

A winner says, “There ought to be a better way to do it.” A loser says, “That’s the way it’s always been done.”

A winner paces himself-, a loser has only two speeds: hysterical and lethargic.