Which side are you on?

By John Pierre | Apr 10, 2014

I'm guessing that a large percentage of us consider ourselves to be winners.  But... are we?  I ran across a piece a few years ago that pretty well spells out whether or not we are winners.  I don't know who authored the writing, so I can't give credit here.  Besides, I altered it to suit me.

Following is a guide to who is a real winner and who is a loser.

• A winner says, "Let's find out."  A loser says, "Nobody knows."

• When a winner makes a mistake, he or she says, "I was wrong."  When a loser makes a mistake, he or she says, "It wasn't my fault."

• A winner isn't nearly as afraid of losing as a loser is secretly afraid of winning.

• A winner works harder than a loser and has time to spare.  A loser is always "too busy" to do what is necessary.

• A winner thinks through a problem.  A loser goes around it and never gets past it.

• 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 or her turn to talk.

• Winners respect those who are superior to them and try to learn something from them. Losers resent those who are superior to them and try to find fault with them.

• A winner explains.  A loser explains away.

• A winner feels responsible for more than his or her job.  A loser says, "That's the way it has always been around here."

• Winners pace themselves.  Losers only have two speeds... lethargic and hysterical.

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