Article Title: Who And What Are Winners In The ‘Game Of Life’ (from 'Steps To Success, Prosperity And Happiness')?

Category (key words): Success, Success Principles, Personal Growth, Self Help, Motivation, Mind, Mind Control, Mindpower, Sport, Sport Psychology (enough there now, craig)
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We hope that the following new article (an extract from Chapter Two of one of Craig's first manuscripts ("rather wacky") titled 'STEPS TO SUCCESS, PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS' written "many many moons ago" may be informative and helpful to your ezine readers, or on your web site. If it helps others "out there" in any way, then we're very happy.

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* Winners take responsibility for themselves. They know what they want and set realistic goals for themselves.

* Winners make it happen, losers let it happen (but then losers I believe are only misguided winners). "Losers" probably lack only a right attitude, maybe a bit of knowledge or perhaps motivation or direction at crucial times.

* Winners have a positive self image (see chapter on self image). They read biographies of famous people. They watch educational and inspirational casette tapes for self improvements, as well as stimulating television programmes in general. Winners have a quest to gain knowledge and make the most of themselves - they know their time is limited and precious and so they make the most of it.

It is easy for you to become a winner too. You can read positive books and other inspirational works. Like this one. You can listen to motivational tapes, which can also serve to improve one's attitude to life. At first I was very sceptical, but they definitely do work if you allow them to sink in through repetition (it is not brainwashing, but controlled learning). I didn't enjoy listening to this "high-powered American rubbish", but I do now. I feel I am learning something new every day - even here!

Feed your mind continually with positive thoughts.

Remember to take time out to relax and unwind. Before the mind can be relaxed, the muscles must be. A relaxed body makes for a healthy mind, which can absorb information more easily. So you can watch the "soapies", if that gives you enjoyment and relaxes you! But DO EXERCIZE as well. I definitely don't get enough of that. Winners visualise success and positive outcomes to their endeavours and they know when to relax. Remember how and what you think determines the way your life will turn out; because our thoughts determine our attitudes.

It is said that winners have only 5% of the available talent, but have 95 per cent of the drive. Usually there is not such a great difference between the world's top sportsmen, in terms of pure talent. Much of what distinguishes the winners amongst them comes from the mind... thinking positively that you are a winner and handling pressure. Think of the sportsmen who got to the top through sheer hard work, far more than their natural talent. I often think of a small man, like South African golfer Gary Player. A man not physically endowed (sounds rather rude that!), who was out-driven metres and metres by the far larger American golfers. He was always at his best when the "chips were down". Not French fries.

Remember, on your journey to the top (if that's what you want ...and it's not for everyone), sheer hard work and DETERMINATION is just as important as your intelligence and ability. It is most probably the single most important step on your stairway to success.

To be successful yourself, associate with winners - not because they are successful people whose coat-tails you want to hang onto. Rather, because they are positive people who have achieved something in life, no matter how small it may be. They do not have to be rich and famous - as long as you enjoy their company... and them yours. There's nothing wrong with admiring or envying them as role models.

Ask yourself: Would I like to "fly with the eagles, or scratch with the turkeys"?

N.B.: Remember

"Success comes from 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration."

- wise words from American inventor Thomas Edison and one of the men who has had the most impact on the world in the twentieth century.


As I see it...



To YOUR success

Craig Lock (Eagle Productions Books: "Information and Inspiration Distributer, Writer for Self Empowerment, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams,
and endeavours to live the life which one has imagined,
one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
- Henry David Thoreau

"We make a living by what we get...but we make a life by what we give."
- Norman MacEwan

"Together, one mind at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower and encourage to reach their fullest potentials.
Live, love and be happy."

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About the Author

Craig has been studying the human mind for much of his life. He believes in (and loves) sharing information and insights (with a "dash" of humour) to try to make some difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life's magical journey ... and that brings him the greatest joy.

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