HOW TO TELL A WINNER FROM A LOSER
BY DR. WITT SCHULTZ
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.