This is true for many things in life.
Matter of fact, your attitude heavily impacts on your performance in sport and life, in general.
Winning. I love winning, who doesn’t?
Winning in life stems from a winning attitude. Full stop!
Your attitude toward your potential is either the key to or the lock on the door of personal fulfilment.
Most of you are aware of this.
Getting control of my thoughts helped me …. reject the economic disadvantages I faced in my youth growing up in a developing country such as the Fiji Islands and this allowed me to enter a world where self-esteem and the esteem of others were abound.
There were also a lot of advantages: Fijians and Fijian Culture is very affirmative always uplifting. Not derogatory and ‘down-putting’ from a very young age, like so many western societies. Fijians are a very loving and caring and compassionate race, it’s in their/our blood. Fijians are very strong believers and very hard workers that don’t make whinging a part of their lingo. They also know when to take a rest.
The decision and desire to change me for the Better attracted other like-minded/energy persons/champions in to my realm and me in to theirs. The collaboration (short and long) built a formidable team of many things but one thing bonded all: LOVE.
Every thought and act was done out of love, not hate.
Read that last line again. That is one of the keys to your fulfillment. Love.
How did I get to 2 x World Top 5 World Natural Classical Physique Bodybuilding Champion and be one of the BEST in my sport in the world? What helped me win?
I can and I will share with you, through storytelling, how a boy born in the small paradise and friendly islands of Fiji went all the way to stand on stage in New York, USA and beating the best in the world.
Many things contributed to me achieving my goals of being one of the best in the world in my chosen sport.
We are more alike than you think.
Two key things that got me there was desire and getting control of my thoughts: My Attitude.
My ability to think Champion Thoughts and feel Champion Feelings and my never-ending pursuit to éliminate ignorance (some people call this curiosity) ultimately resulted in my two World Championships, representing Australia. This fuelled my work and how hard and smart I worked every single day leading up to the Big Day, when I got to stand on the world stage in New York, USA and compete against the best from countries around the world.
You’re a champion too, in more ways than one. Believe it so.
Here’s 3 reasons why I believe a Champion is in you, if you don’t already think so:
1) Because you acknowledge the help of others – knowing you could never have got this far in life and do what you do – ALONE.
2) Because you aim high – understanding that the quality of the goals you choose influences your character.
3) Because you never give up – knowing that true ability comes only through persistence and consistency.
There are other reasons why I believe you are a champion, like, maybe you consistently give of yourself to other freely. This compassionate act is a champion act, fuelled by a champion feeling and champion thought.
You could probably list many more. Ultimately, winning is a way of thinking – a way of life.
Mastering your Mind, controlling your thoughts.
Everyone knows they’re supposed to ‘be positive’ – to think positively, and to discourage negativity. Yet for so many people thoughts just seem to ‘happen’ before they know about it!
Thoughts don’t JUST happen – you think them!
YOU choose your thoughts.
Here’s the thing –
Learn the skills to take control of your mind, your thoughts. Before it is too late.
Participate and compete in the game of life, don’t be a spectator!
Are you a ‘spectator in the game of life?”, like the majority of humans who watch life happens as bystanders.
They avoid the main arena for fear of being – rejected, ridiculed, hurt or defeated. They prefer not to make waves or get involved and would rather watch it happen on tv ( I don’t watch tv by the way .. haven’t for many years).
Most of all, I believe the spectators in life fear winning. You see, after helping thousands of people over the last 3 decades I have found that it is not losing that humans fear the most … it is the possibility of winning!
After all, winning carries the burden of responsibility and for setting a good example. That is too much for many and so … they sit back and watch other to their thing.
Winners set and achieve goals which not only benefit themselves, but more importantly, benefits others.
Winning is ALL in the ATTITUDE!
Not aptitude … attitude is the criterion of success.
You see, people can buy many things … cars, houses, businesses, people … but what they cannot buy is Attitude. You couldn’t buy attitude for a million dollars.
Remember this: Attitudes are not for sale.
Winning is no more than one’s personal pursuit of individual excellence.
Don’t forget, you don’t have to get lucky to win in life, and/or do you have to knock people down or gain at the expense of others.
No … winning is taking the talent or potential you were born with, and have since developed, and using it fully toward a goal or purpose that makes you happy. If you don’t, no one else will because no one else cares.
My grandfather always told me that Talent is Cheap. You can buy it, and recruit it. It’s everywhere. “But son” he says … “the world is also full of talented alcoholics.”
Education is not cheap, but it’s for sale and for hire if you have the time and money.
It seems people are still trying to get their BS, MBA or PhD in droves instead of investing in taking care of their attitude. People are still hanging their multiple diplomas on their office walls.
They don’t realise that their attitude is the thing that is their most priceless possession. This all fundamentally depends on their ability to sustainably control their thoughts.
To control their mind.
But as I remember my grandfather saying before he passed away –
“Son, the world is also full of educated derelicts, unable to relate to supportive roles with others.”
He instilled the importance of having the right attitude, in me, from a very young age.
Education qualifications can be bought and most other things. But Attitudes are not for sale.
Read that last line again.
Attain the right attitude. That makes YOU Happy.
Are you happy?
Choose the right attitude.
All the best in your choice.
Cheers & Ahoy!!!
The old Captain Viking Pirate ….. & attitude … and control and … the mind