Here’s another thing I stumbled upon, and as the title suggests it’s on the differences between a winner and a loser. But of course, context matters so we can’t immediately brand someone a winner or a loser upon matching at least one or two of the descriptions below. Anyway, the text gives us an image of a winner as someone who is responsible, humble and mature; and hopefully, that’s an image we should all want to emulate.
On the other hand, if we recognize ourselves in the items tagged as being loserish, then perhaps we may need to put in some time for introspection. This introspection thing is not to make excuses and it’s not to identify who else can be blamed. The focus should be on how to improve so that the next time we’re in a similar situation, we’ll hopefully come out as winners.
10 Differences between a Winner and a Loser
- A winner makes mistakes and says : “I was wrong.” A loser says: “It wasn’t my fault.”
- A winner credits his good luck for winning, even though it wasn’t luck. A loser credits his bad luck for losing, even though it wasn’t luck.
- A winner works harder than a loser and has more time. A loser is always “too busy”: to busy staying a failure.
- A winner goes through a problem. A loser goes around it.
- A winner shows he’s sorry by making up for it. A loser says he’s sorry but he does the same thing next time.
- A winner knows what to fight for and what to compromise on. A loser compromises on what he should not and fights for what isn’t worth fighting for. Every day is a battle in life, and it is very important that we are fighting for the right things and not wasting our time with trivial matters.
- A winner says: “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be.” A loser says: “Well, I’m not as bad as a lot of people.” A winner looks up to where he is going. A loser looks down at those who’ve not yet achieved the position he has.
- A winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn from them. A loser resents those who are superior to him and tries to find fault.
- A winner is responsible for more than his job. A loser says: “I only work here.”
- A winner says: “There ought to be a better way of doing it.” A loser says: “Why change it? That’s the way it’s always been done.”