Winners: People who are at the top of their game. They are successful, productive, and moving forward.

As we move into fall—harvest time—it’s time to consider what you have sowed and reaped this year. Not happy with your yield so far? There is still time to develop the thoughts, actions, and results to ensure a winning 2015 and 2016.

There are many resources to help you develop a winning mindset. I encourage you to spend time using them.

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Powerful books:

Failing Forward, by John C. Maxwell. The author states, “the difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” You will begin to understand how to turn mistakes/failures into stepping stones for success. Failure doesn’t mean we can’t continue to think like a winner!

The Power of Focus. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt authors. Activities and information to help define the focus for your life. Also the Power of Focus for Women by Frank and Les Hewitt.

Edgy Conversations by Dan Waldschmidt. Dan starts with a powerful story and supports the need to be EDGY with very specific and encouraging stories. They will energize and build your belief that you can do what you commit to.

Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organization by Dr. Robert K. Cooper. Dr. Cooper states that people who have high emotional intelligence, which can be increased and developed, are more apt to be successful at work than those with just IQ. This is great follow-up reading for leaders who have read Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ.

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Powerful Quotes:  

Henry Ford: Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.

Albert Gray: Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don’t like to do.

Vincent Lombardi: Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Robert Collier: Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out…

Robert H. Schuller: It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

Harold Taylor: The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.

Douchan Gersi: Victory always starts in the head. It’s a state of mind. It then spreads with such radiance and such affirmations that destiny can do nothing but obey.

These resources provide ideas to ensure we stay on the winning track without getting sidelined. One suggestion is to find a powerful message from your reading and write it on an index card. Put the card where you will see it every day—on the mirror, the dashboard, in your planner, on your computer monitor. Review it daily.

What will you do to today to build your winning thoughts?


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