Written by
Andrew Sillitoe

Published
04 Aug 2016

A winning mindset

04 Aug 2016 • by Andrew Sillitoe

During the last 100 years we have seen the likes of Roger Bannister break the four minute mile, Tiger Woods dominate at golf, Michael Jordan set a new bench mark in Basketball. Muhammad Ali, Sir Steve Redgrave, Jessica Ennis, Bradley Wiggins and many more have amazed the world with their determination to succeed.


 

Components of a winning mind-set

But I also wanted to know what drove the likes of Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and the unsung heroes who have done such great humanitarian work for reasons bigger than themselves. What was the connection between these people? Do they have a winning mind-set?

I have come to the conclusion that a winning mind-set is essentially an attitude of mind. With the right mind-set you will live, work and compete at your full potential. Virtually everything you do in your life is ruled by choices that you make. You can choose to focus on the negative or the positive; you can get stressed about things beyond your control or you can focus on the things that you can influence. An obstacle can be a barrier to performance or it can be an opportunity to learn and improve. These choices will have a direct impact on your performance and well-being.

What choices will you make today?