The Difference Between Winners And Losers

April 4th, 2011

Some good food for thought.

Winners Losers
Winners see solutions. Losers see problems.
Winners take responsibility. Losers blame others.
Winners find opportunity in crisis. Losers complain about circumstances.
Winners take action consistently. Losers avoid taking action and lack consistency.
Winners have dreams. Losers have schemes.
Winners learn from the past, but live in the present. Losers live in the past.
Winners make commitment and keep them. Losers make promises that they always break.
Winners see the gain. Losers see the pain.
Winners follow the philosophy: “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.” Losers follow the philosophy, “Do it to others before they do it to you.”
Winners think about how they can achieve. Losers give excuses.
Winners make personal development a priority. Losers neglect personal development.
Winners face their fear, accept it and take the leap. Losers dwell in their fear.
Winners constantly expand their comfort zone. Losers stay in their comfort zone.
The Winner says,” It may be difficult but it is possible.” The Loser says,” It may be possible but is too difficult.”
Winners see an answer for every problem. Losers see a problem in every answer.
Winners take failure in their stride and learn from it. Losers fear failure and avoid it at all cost.
Winners try different strategies when they are not getting the results they want. Losers do the same thing over and over again expecting different results.
Winners set goals. Losers lack goals.
Winners plan. Losers fail to plan.
Winners believe there are always things to learn. Losers believe they know everything they need to know.
Winners are humble. Losers are egoistic.
Winners continue to hone their skills every day without fail. Losers make little effort in honing their skill.
Winners work hard. Losers avoid work.
Winners give their best for the things that they decide to do. Losers work halfheartedly in everything they do.
Winners are persistent and will do what it takes despite setbacks. Losers give up when obstacles pop up.
Winners manage their time well. Losers indulge in time wasting activities.
Winners dream in the day. Losers dream in bed.
Winners think about possibilities. Losers focus on obstacles.
Winners are certain. Losers doubt.
Winners control their own destiny. Losers leave everything to fate.
Winners give more than they take. Losers take more than they give.
Winners think whether the crowd is going in the right direction. If not, he will walk the other direction. Losers follow the crowd.
Winners think and lead. Losers react and follow.
Winners listen. Losers fight for every chance to talk.
Winners always find a better way to do things. Losers stick to one way of doing things.
Winners help others to win. Losers refuse to help and think only about their own benefit.
Winners find like minded people like themselves that can bring them to greater height. Losers find like minded people like themselves that will drag them to failure.
Winners make it happen. Losers let it happen.


I’m still a work in progress.  Especially in time management. I’m working on getting better organized so I can be more effective and trying out various options to see what will “stick” for me. I tend to start strong, but lose steam and need to figure out how to better maintain momentum.  I think I’ll print this and hang it in my office to remind me that success is built inch-by-inch, everyday.


  1. Dave says:

    Thank you for the info!