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Winning is not a sometime thing

Winning Is A Habit

Winning in sports and business is in our culture. Winning must be earned, and if you want to win consistently, it’s essential to plan to succeed. A big part of that is preparation.

“Winning is not a sometimes thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit.”

Lombardi, V. (n.d.)

Adapted from Stephen R. Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People“, one of the most influential books on personal change, the following are fundamental principles that lead to success:

  • You Own the Win. Take the initiative and responsibility for your choices and the consequences that follow. 
  • Winning Starts with a Plan. Be sure to articulate your goals clearly, then develop a path – and a contingency plan to get there
  • Define Winning. Look for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements. Value and respect people by understanding that a “win” for all is ultimately a better long-term solution
  • Sharpen the Saw. Balance and renew your resources, energy and health to create a sustainable, long-term practical lifestyle. Winners rebuild and restart all the time!


The last one is significant in these pandemic times. Take time on your schedule to get some exercise and physical activity. It’s essential to recharge and renew to be our best at home – and work.

When we take care of ourselves, take time to prepare, and stay focused on doing the right things for our customers and colleagues every time, we win.

DISCLAIMERThe views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author, and they are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organisation, company, individual or anyone or anything.

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