The will to win is worthless if you do not have the will to prepare. ~Thane Yost
How do you prepare to win? If you are an athlete, you prepare to win with lots of disciplined training and practice. Athletes prepare both physically and mentally with healthy habits. They take good care of their bodies with proper nutrition and exercise. And they condition their minds with a winning attitude. They see themselves accomplishing their goals. When they fall, they don’t stay down. They get back up and persist with determination and faith.
How do you prepare to live a winning life? To answer that question, we can look at the successful athletes who prepare to win by developing and maintaining healthy habits. Winning in life is about having happy and successful relationships, fulfillment and purpose in serving, true joy with gratitude, mental and physical well-being, and a positive, hopeful attitude and perspective.Winning in life does not just happen. We must do our part because the power of habit is a life principle. With practice, we can discipline and train ourselves to think and act like a winner in all areas of our life. Following are some helpful tips:
PRACTICE TIP #1: Practice healthy habits no matter how you are feeling. It does not matter if you are motivated, excited, tired, bored, anxious or sad. Just do it!!
PRACTICE TIP #2: Practice power habits without excessive force or struggle. Start where you can. Take small steps and build from there. Do not negatively judge your efforts. Acknowledge and appreciate your progress.
PRACTICE TIP #3: Dedicate time to practice your power habits. Depending on the habit, you might want to schedule a specific time in your day and/or you may practice as you are moving along your day. Habits can be practiced and reinforced in our minds as we are driving, waiting, etc.
PRACTICE TIP #4: Practice healthy habits without requiring immediate change or expecting something special to happen. Remember that most change occurs gradually and builds. It is a process. Before you know it, you will achieve your goals!
You can learn more about the power of habit with 21 Power Habits for a Winning Life (Volumes 1 and 2). Each chapter has a power habit with tips on how to apply and practice the habit. Each habit will empower you to have a winning perspective so you can live a winning life! Click here.
Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved. Written by Krystal Kuehn.
Co-founder of New Day Family Couples Counseling, MI
Krystal Kuehn, MA, LPC, LLP, NCC is a licensed professional counselor, international best-selling author, teacher, and musician. She specializes in helping people live their best life now, reach their full potential, overcome barriers, heal from their past, and develop a lifestyle of health, happiness, and love. Krystal is the cofounder of NewDayCounseling.org
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Recommended resource on the power of habit: In 21 Power Habits for a Winning Life, you will be empowered to have a winning perspective and attitude in all areas of your life. Each chapter discusses a power habit with empowering affirmations and words of wisdom to help you understand and apply the principles to your life.
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