A Winning Mindset – In it for the Long Haul

The winner of the race never slows down before the finish line. She picks up speed and gives it her all.

A winning mindset pulls from the reservoir of power called determination to change state and fate.
~LeAura Alderson

No matter when you’re reading this… if you’re way behind where you wanted to be at this point in your journey, don’t worry. From this moment forward, based on where you are today and where you want to go, just start heading in the direction of your dreams.

Don’t make your journey difficult. Don’t create elaborate plans. Don’t waste time on a business plan that will be filed and never read again. Keep it simple. Like you, your plan will evolve as you go. For remember…

It’s in the journey that the way becomes more clear.  ~LeAura Alderson

Planning is important, but too many people get caught up in that stage and trying to plan out every detail of the journey. Overthinking it stalls progress. The perfect plan will need to be altered as you go, so don’t waste time trying to create that which doesn’t exist. Instead…

Start simply, so that you may simply start.  ~LeAura Alderson

5 Simple Steps to Achieve Your Goals

  1. Identify where you want to go
  2. Make a list of the steps you know that need to be done
  3. Identify the most important next step from that list… the one that will move you forward the most.
  4. Do that step.
  5. Then repeat #s 3-5

Plenty of time to assess and tweak as you go. And while the quote for today uses the term “race”, remember, the race is against yourself. You’re not in competition with your friends, your associates, your mentors and those who seem to be so far ahead of you. This is a marathon more than a sprint, and to run a marathon means to get out and run daily.

A marathon is really a daily journey of self betterment.  ~LeAura Alderson

Your progress is as measured against where you were and where you would’ve been, if not challenging yourself daily to show up and do the work that matters to you.

Anyone can put off until tomorrow what should be done today. Anyone but winners.  ~LeAura Alderson

All you have to do to win your race is to achieve more today than yesterday (overall). More this month than the last; more this year than last. AND…most importantly, the “more” doesn’t have to be about doing more tasks. In fact, best if it’s not that.

Far better to do more with less than to do less with more.  ~LeAura Alderson

A winning mindset doesn’t falter when tired… doesn’t make excuses… doesn’t look for reasons not to do. A winning mindset pushes through tired and finds every way to get it done. But… a winning mindset also knows there’s a time to rest, and a time to seek help.

This isn’t black and white. Everyone has a different threshold, and runs their own marathon at their own pace. In a marathon, runners stream into the finish line all day long. Finishing… pushing to the finish and even pushing harder when you see that finish line… that goal, is the hallmark of winners.

Believe that everything is a possibility, and then ask what you need to do to make it a reality.
~Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of Career Contessa

This is your marathon, your journey, your life. The only one you’re running against is yourself and the limitations you’ve set. The temptation when tired is to say and think, “I’m tired”, and to let “tired” dictate what comes next. So we’re not saying don’t rest if you need to. We are saying don’t assume that feeling tired or helpless or hopeless or ‘less than’, can’t be changed. It can. Absolutely, it can.

The winner of the race never slows down before the finish line. She speeds up and gives it all she’s got.
~LeAura Alderson

Winners never gives up and never gives in. A winning mindset is as present and predictable as the sunrise, waiting for you ready to illuminate your day and show you the way. A winner is in it for the long haul, so make sure that you’re doing the work you love and aiming for where you want to go, then settle in for the wild ride to the horizon of your dreams.

A winning mindset is as present and predictable as the sunrise.  ~LeAura Alderson

 


 

No matter when you're reading this... if you’re way behind where you wanted to be at this point in your journey, don’t worry. From this moment forward, based on where you are today and where you want to go, just start heading in the direction of your dreams.

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