One of my favorite books is from John Maxwell called Failing Forward. In this book John say that if we are going to fall, and we all do, then at least fall forward so when you get up you are closer to your goal. Failing is an important part of success. We always teach that sometimes you win, sometimes you……learn! If we learn from our failures then we gained something that will help us win. Don’t be afraid to take risks because you might fail!
Teamwork. Together Everyone Achieves More! Even though there is no “I” in team, it takes each person on a team to take personal responsibility for there effort, focus, and attitude. To achieve our greatest dreams, we cannot do it alone. Instead of tolerate then eliminate people from our lives because they think differently than us, we need to appreciate and celebrate those differences! We must be able to work, play, teach, and connect with all types of people. Everyone is unique and created with special talents and gifts. My challenge to you is to look at every person you meet as someone special who you can appreciate for who they are. Treat everyone with respect. Look for the good. Remember, we are all in this together! Watch this video and read all the messages. It is what thinking like a Champion is all about.
It’s not nice to tease! Even though this is a funny video with a talking dog, we need to be make sure we always treat others nice. Sometimes when people think they are just being funny, it really hurts the feelings of the other person. Not everyone thinks the same way! We all have different personalities and perspectives. Most conflict comes from miss interpretation of what someone else really meant, thus we need to consider how what we say may affect the other person and whether it needs to be said at all. They say sticks and bones may break your bones but words can never harm you. I don’t think that is true. Words can hurt! So pick them wisely.
Isn’t it funny that when our favorite team plays and someone asks how they did, we reply “WE won!” or “THEY lost”. People want to associate with winners and disassociate themselves with losers. There are many examples of individuals who made it to the top of their field and made a lot of money and aquired a lot of stuff but you might call them a loser. If that is the case, then winning and losing is an event and does not determine a person’s value in life. There is something more important than winning and that is being a winner in life! It’s about how you treat people, the impact you make on others lives and the character and example you portray to others. Choose to play to be a winner in the game of life and not just a spectator. Check out this short video.