BE A WINNER, NOT A LOSER
By Rogie Lee
At work and even in life, we must be winners – winners in our own right. To know where we belong, let’s examine which of the following applies to our own perspective in life and what virtues we should develop to become effective persons.
Some differences between winners and losers:
1. A winner makes a mistake and says “I was wrong.” A loser says “it wasn’t my fault.” (Virtue to develop Admission of Guilt)
2. A winner works harder than a loser and has more time. A loser is always “too busy” – too busy staying a failure. (Virtue to develop: Being Industrious or Hardworking)
3. A winner goes through a problem and a loser goes around it. (Virtue to develop: Taking up a Challenge)
4. A winner shows he’s sorry by making up for it. A loser says he sorry but does the same thing next time.(Virtue to develop: Sincerity)
5. A winner knows what to fight for and what to compromise on. A loser compromises on what he should not and fight for what isn’t worth fighting for. (Virtue to develop: Proper beliefs and principles)
6. 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 other people.” A winner looks up to where he is going. A loser looks down on those who have not yet reached his position.(Virtue to develop: Humility)
7. A winner respects his superiors and tries to learn from them. A loser resents them and tries to find fault.(Virtue to develop: Respect for Superiors)
8. A winner is responsible for more than his job. A loser says “I only work here.” (Virtue to develop: Commitment & Concern)
9. A winner says “There ought to be a better way of doing it.” A loser says “Why change it? That’s the way its always been done.”
If you have all these positive traits, Congratulations! If not, don’t lose hope. There is always time to change. A true winner is always ready to change for the better!