This little piece I found is similar to a post I posted a while back titled Winners vs Losers. It sends the same message, in the same fashion. Use this piece as a self-evaluation of yourself. When it’s all said and done, are you a winner or are you a loser? Being a winner is a choice. Change your attitude if any of the loser qualities describe yourself. Change your attitude to a winning attitude. Chose to become a winner.
Scoreboard for a Winner
A winner says, “Let’s find out!”
A loser says, “Nobody knows.”
When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong”
When a loser makes a mistake, he says “It wasn’t my fault.”
A winner credits his “Good Luck” for winning – even though it isn’t good luck —
A loser says, “Bad Luck” for losing
— even though it isn’t bad luck.
A winner knows how and when to say “Yes” and “No”
A loser says “Yes, but” and “Perhaps Not” at the wrong times, for the wrong reasons.
A winner isn’t nearly as afraid of losing as a loser is afraid of winning.
A winner works harder than a loser, and has more time.
A loser is always “Too Busy” to do what is necessary.
A winner goes through a problem.
A loser goes around it, and never gets past it.
A winner makes commitments.
A loser makes promises.
A winner shows he’s sorry by making up for it.
A loser says, “I’m sorry” but does the same thing the next time.
A winner knows what to fight for and what to compromise on.
A loser compromises on what he shouldn’t and fights for what isn’t worth fighting about.
A winner says, “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be”
A loser says, “I’m not as bad as a lot of other people.”
A winner listens.
A loser just waits until it’s his turn to talk.
A winner would rather be admired than liked, although he would prefer both.
A loser would rather be liked than admired, and is even willing to pay the price of mild contempt for it.
A winner feels strong enough to be gentle.
A loser is never gentle –He is either weak or prettily tyrannous by turns.
A winner respects those who are superior to him, tries to learn something from them.
A loser resents those who are superior to him, and tries to find chinks in their armor.
A winner explains.
A loser explains away.
A winner feels responsible for more than his job.
A loser says, “I only work here.”
A winner says, “There ought to be a better way to do it.
A loser says, “That’s the way it’s always been done here.”
A winner paces himself.
A loser only has two speeds – Hysterical and Lethargic.
– Author Unknown