Sharing my learnings from the book, Born To Win by Zig Ziglar
Born To Win by Zig Ziglar
The Born to Win philosophy is both “profoundly simple” and “simply profound.” The concept that you have to plan to win and prepare to win before you can expect to win is simple, but simple doesn’t mean it’s necessarily easy, and when you dig a little deeper, you understand just how profound it really is. YOU really are born to win
- winning, in whatever you choose to do, comes down to just three things: planning to win, preparing to win, and then expecting to win.
- everyone has potential. What separates those with potential from those who become winners is desire.
- Desire is what motivates people to do the hard work that leads to winning. Once you have desire, it sparks two qualities that keep you working toward your vision: commitment and perseverance.
- Commitment keeps you focused and consistent in chasing down your vision – you’ll do everything you need in order to succeed.
- perseverance is what keeps you going even when the road gets rough, which it inevitably will.
- When you’re planning to win, having a goal is similar to having a destination. It gives you direction and stops you wasting your time and effort.
- make sure that your goal is specific – you need a clear idea of what you’re aiming for.
- identify any obstacles that you might come across while pursuing your goal.
- think about the knowledge and skills you’ll need to reach your goal.
- complete the process by creating a detailed plan of action and giving yourself a deadline.
- setting goals is important, but it’s not enough to win. You need to follow through with action. And value and purpose help you do this – they’re the big “why” behind your vision.
- anything you want to do requires preparation. You must equip yourself with the right information, tools, and support system. Only then do you have a shot at success.
- As part of your preparation on the path to winning, establish a habit of learning and building on your knowledge.
- make sure to practice applying your knowledge and skills. This gives you a chance to master new information and increase your confidence.
- everyone needs support, and seeking advice from people who are wiser and have achieved success themselves improves your chances of winning.
- The main thing that separates winners from losers is expectation. Winners expect to win. And not just because they plan and prepare to realize their visions.
- To expect to win, you also have to commit to improving your spirit, mind, and body. These distinct aspects work together to make up your whole self. And if you neglect any one of them, you limit your ability to succeed.
- The most important part of who you are is your spirituality. It’s what separates people from all other forms of life on earth. as a person, you’re motivated by spiritual ideas like faith and love.
- you must also nurture your mind. The best way to do this is by learning to think in different ways, which is a two-step process. (make sure you’re always absorbing new information: through observation, reading, or listening to knowledgeable people & use that information to tackle your goals and solve problems.)
- When you’re physically healthy, you perform at your best and increase your chances of success. Nurture your body with a nutritious diet and regular exercise.
- When you’ve set your sights on a vision and done the work to bring it to life, worrying about the end result is pointless.
- One way that worry shows up is as a fear of failure. This makes it difficult for you to move past knocks and setbacks. The best way to combat such fear is by remembering that failure doesn’t define you.
- Worry also manifests as mind-reading. This is when you jump to negative conclusions about the thoughts and intentions of others. To avoid becoming a victim of mind-reading, focus on people’s actions and on what you learn from having open conversations with them.
- counter the negativity that worry creates by activating its antidote: positive thinking. Keep a positive mindset and give yourself the best shot at winning.