Winners Take Action, Losers do Nothing

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Winners Take Action, Losers do Nothing

“The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!” Anthony Robbins

Am I here to upset you today? Is this a tactic to create loads of comments, all of a negative type I’d expect? Maybe, I’m bringing my physical fitness trainer skills to personal development coaching. Perhaps that is it. How many times when doing personal training with someone have I heard them say “I can’t do that, it’s too hard, it’s not within my power”. This is the point at which I’m challenging them to step out of their comfort zone. It is the moment where they make a decision. How important is my goal? Is it worth this effort, maybe even the pain I’m going to suffer? Those that end up achieving the results they are after, indeed step up to the plate, and do what they think is the impossible. The others just give up on themselves, and accept they’ll never have it in them to get where they want to go.

I define the difference between these two sets of people, as the winners and losers.

Attributes of a Loser

  • Losers only do what they feel like doing
  • Losers make their decisions based upon instantaneous satisfaction
  • Losers live in the here and now, but never look towards the future.
  • If Losers don’t feel like carrying out a certain undertaking then they won’t do it, no matter what its completion could bring them.
  • Losers don’t want to do the work necessary and to achieve their goals
  • Losers complain about the process of goal setting and how it never works, though in reality they never see anything through.

Attributes of a Winner

  • Winners do what is necessary to get the job done
  • Winners know what needs to be done to move themselves towards their goals and they take massive action towards their achievement
  • Winners know they have to make short-term; medium-term, and long-term decisions
  • Winners know they won’t win every battle, but they’ll keep going until they win the war.
  • Winners are consistent with their actions and always push themselves towards excellence
  • Winners are determined and dedicated
  • Winners determine what are the most important things for them to achieve and are extremely goal driven
  • Winners take massive action every day to make things happen.

“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.” Denis Waitley

So if you want to change your life, and become a winner, you need to put your ass into gear and start making things happen.

Tony Robbins says. “This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.”

Without goals, without committed action, without mistakes, you will never make a change in your life. You will continue down the same path of ‘losing’ that currently may be driving you nuts

No longer allow yourself to sit back and watch life pass you by. If you don’t take action, you will regret it, whatever it is you need to take action for. You are someone who is filled with the get up and go to change your life in so many fantastic ways if only you would get up and do something about it.

Some people tend to think more and act less. They think endlessly about something without any action. The result can be only achieved only out of some action. So, one needs to master the habit of action. Idle thinking fetches no result.

You have to go out into the world and do what it is you need to do to get what it is you want. Reading, learning and talking are great but you need to take action if you want to achieve any type of success. It is the taking action part of the success formula where most people falter. Reading my blog is great, and I thank you for doing so, but I want you to get away from your computer and take some decisive actions towards your goals. Unless of course like me, your blog is part of your master plan.

It’s the day-to-day consistent steps that create success. When you are overwhelmed with the enormity of your journey, immobilized with fear, or overcome with a sense of hopelessness, remember that sometimes you just have to put one foot in front of the other. And yes – even the small steps count! Any action in the general direction of your self-chosen desired outcome will get the ball rolling.

Never give up because the success you are after could be just around the corner. Set your goals, review them regularly, develop daily action steps follow through and focus on action action action and you will be successful.

‘Take the first step; You do not need to see the whole staircase before you, just take the first step in faith.’ Dr Martin Luther King

The secret to success is in the doing!

Tommorow I’m going to introduce you to how to move forward with solution-focused change

“A journey of 1,000 miles must begin with one step.”Ancient Chinese Proverb

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
10 Comments
  1. charlie nitric May 27, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Hi Larry –

    Lots of really great information up there. The difference between winner and losers is also the willingness to change, or the lack of that. The comfort zone; most prefer to stay within that boundary because what’s outside of it is change. Change requires action. Action institutes and reaction. Will my change be positive or negative? Will I fail or will I succeed. Attitude; how do we perceive that change affecting us in our lives? Winner believe that change is good for them and don’t allow others to negatively influence their outcomes. Great post Larry. 🙂

    • LarryLewis May 30, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      Charlie – one of our basic human needs is to experience change, but one of our greatest fears as humans is to change. The pain and pleasure scenario will always contribute in our decisions whether to take action, or whether not to. Thank you for your comment.

  2. Alpana Jaiswal May 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

    And I have decided to be a winner,no matter what ever happens..when I have so many people reaching out to me,I will be the biggest fool…a fraud,if I retire into my shell,I can’t waste myself anymore..Your post has reached me at the right time,Larry..Thank u and God bless you always.

    • LarryLewis May 30, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      Alpana – every time you write a post, you are a winner, and influence each and every one of your readers. your journey of life will always have ups and down, but every time we are down, we just have to pick ourselves up.

  3. Alejandro May 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I think the most important thing you said here is to start with baby steps. Have a big goal yes, but also have small ones that once you achieve them, gives you a sense of accomplishment helping you to move forward. It’s all in the strategy that wins the battle and eventually the war.

    Cheers A

    • LarryLewis May 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Alejandro – to succeed in achieving any major goal, you have to break it down into many small goals then celebrate each triumph on the journey.

  4. Mattias May 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Larry!

    This is a good article about how to be a winner.This is exactly how it works.Those who are hit by the truth in your article will be negative towards you whether they are commenting or not and those who are identified in the clothes of a winner are comfortable with the winning message in your post.

    Mattias
    Founder
    GYBF

    • LarryLewis May 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Mattias – a very wise comment. Thank you. If i can help anyone see the way ahead for themselves then the article is a winner. If not, then i will keep blogging, hopefully they will keep visiting, and the time will come where they find the answers they seek.

  5. Trinity July 11, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I was actually looking for the quote “winners are losers who never give-up” to post on my twitter and attribute the author. But I landed in your page and gave me more, it was very inspiring that I had to email it to a friend, hoping she’d realize something.

    • LarryLewis July 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      Trinity – welcome to my blog, i’m glad you found me. I hope your friend found what you thought she would.

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