What Does it Take to Be a Winner in Life?

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One thing that we all want in life is a success. Billions of humans all over the globe want victory in all they do. But the very interesting and amazing thing with life is that not everyone becomes a winner at the end of it all.

There are others that have to cope with losses upon losses. But the smart ones are able to also become winners by studying other winners and replicating their strategies so they too can become winners in their different capacities in life. In his book “The Psychology of Winning,” Denis Waitley said, There never was a winner who didn’t expect to win.

This brings us to the next question: what does it take to be a winner in life? The following sections of this article will shed more light on this very important question. 

In order to become a winner, it is not an easy task, but it is by no means impossible. All you have to do is to pay attention to some of the features that I will discuss in the sections outlined below. 


To be resilient is to remain unshaken even in the face of the most difficult challenges and obstacles in life.

All winners are very resilient spirits.

There are various reasons why one has to be resilient if one is to become a winner and the most prominent of these reasons is that on your path to victory, there will be many setbacks. These setbacks will come in the form of mistakes, flaws, obstacles, struggles and all

If one is not resilient, it will be very easy to just give up even at the slightest challenge. Resilience gives inherent strength to you as you combat all the numerous challenges of life and also assists you as you navigate the maze associated with success.

The first step towards winning in life is to have a resilient mind and spirit.



Apart from being resilient, as stated above, the next thing one must possess is the power of focus.

Without focus, one can never become a winner.

The same way that the concentrated rays of the sunlight can set fire on paper in seconds is the same way a man or woman with focus will be able to achieve the success that will appear instantaneous to others. But many will not even know that it was because of the great level of focus that produced the very spectacular results. So, to be a winner, you cannot afford to be distracted by everything and anything.

Nothing good comes easy, so you really must be focused in all you do. With focus, you can achieve practically anything you set your mind at but you must also know that this is not just about focus but sustained and consistent focus.

It makes no sense to be focused for one day and then distracted for another. Winners do not work like that; they have trained themselves to become so sophisticated that they maintain their focus from the very beginning to the end of whatever projects they are working on.



This is related to the resilience that was discussed earlier. A determined mind is a mind that is prepared to face anything that life throws at him or her. By being determined, you are able to have a very sharp goal and provide you with a very beneficial purpose. If you are determined, you are able to develop a much stronger psychological stamina and this is very much needed especially when the challenges start rolling in.

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. – Denis Waitley

There is no winner anywhere on the planet who has not been a determined fighter or struggler, so this is a trait that you must have if you want to be a winner in all you do. Winners are determined to live the best life possible for them.



To be resourceful means to be creative, intelligent and possess the ability to work out solutions even in the most difficult circumstances.

Once you are able to master this feature, you will be better equipped mentally to confront all kinds of challenges.

Being a winner actually is more of being able to confront challenges and face obstacles and emerge triumphant and victorious at the end of it all.

You have to be resourceful in a way that you think for yourself and even if you are left alone in the middle of a desert, you are able to think your way out of such problems.

Winners are thinkers and creative geniuses so if you are to become one of them, then you have to have the same mental profile with them. One of the best ways to do this is to become resourceful. You can start this by practicing how to create solutions at all times to all challenges that come your way – remember that practice makes perfect.


In closing

Winners win because they want to win. They do whatever it takes to win through practice. If you want to stay competitive in the game of life, you need to learn and commit yourself to stay in the game. 

Founder, writer, thinker and digital marketing addict. He is passionate about self-development, personal finance, and the stock market. He believes that financial knowledge combined with self-discipline is the key to achieving financial freedom. An avid golfer and a 15 handicapper.

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