“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”
Do you know what the difference between a winner and a loser is?
Is it luck? Talent?
Was the winner raised in a better family?
Had a better childhood?
No, it is none of these. It is much simpler than you think, and yet so many people fail at it.
You will now learn what it takes to become a winner.
Winning and Losing
Let me tell you a story.
Steve and John both live in London. They don’t know each other, but they have one thing in common. They have both found the apartments they dream about, and want to buy them.
Steve and John both want to borrow money from their banks in order to buy their apartments.
Steve goes to his bank and asks for a loan. The bank clerk looks at the amounts of his incomes and expenses. After calculating for a while he turns down Steve’s loan request.
Steve is devastated about this, but accepts that he will not be able to buy his dream apartment. It was never meant for him.
John also goes to his bank, and accidentally this is the same as Steve’s. He meets the same bank clerk, and after a short meeting John gets his loan request turned down too.
However, John doesn’t give up. He returns home and contacts five other banks, and to each one he requests a meeting for a loan. This time he also prepares for the meetings, so he will be more convincing.
At the first of these banks, John’s request is turned down. But at the second, his loan request is granted. He gets his loan, and is very happy.
John can now buy his dream apartment.
What makes these two cases so different?
Steve made one attempt, got rejected, and never tried again. He assumed all other banks would treat him the same way.
John also got rejected, but in contrast to Steve, he didn’t give up. He wanted the apartment, and was determined to get it. He contacted several banks, changed his strategy by preparing better, and this made him victorious.
The Real Difference between a Winner and a Loser
A loser makes one attempt, and at the first sign of resistance he gives up.
A winner knows he will encounter resistance many times. He sees obstacles as a sign that he is doing something wrong, analyses what happened, and learns from his mistakes.
He knows failure is just temporary, and failing is a requirement for learning. He knows that failure is a valuable lesson that increases his experience, and helps him to improve.
A winner knows that if he keeps doing what he is doing today, he will always get the same result.
He knows that if he wants a different result, he must change his procedure, and do something different.
The only difference between a winner and a loser is
a winner plays until he wins.
If you are a winner, there is nothing stopping you from achieving your dream.
This is a tough question, but I want you to ask yourself: Are you a winner or a loser?
A winner is determined to reach his goal, and continues until he has reached it.
If what he is doing doesn’t give him the desired result, he changes his procedure.
What can you do differently to reach a goal you haven’t achieved yet? Please comment below.