Differences between Winners and Losers

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  1. Mr Stark

    Mr Stark Regular Member

    Mar 11, 2012
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    Recently stumbled upon this article and really enjoyed reading it, so I decided to share it with you guys :)

    The Winners...

    The personality traits of winning entrepreneurs. Do you pass the test?

    1. The winners set launch dates, deadlines and aggressive goals like releasing a new product/update/offer every two weeks. They may miss, but they try hard to hit them.
    2. The winners focus on this one project with pinpoint precision. They make more money because they can say no to pursuing other projects. That makes sticking to #1 much easier.
    3. The winners don't focus on perfection and are more focused on getting something good out there quickly, that getting something perfect out there sometime in the distant future.
    4. The winners accept "flops" as inevitable, and embrace the "flop". They know their early attempts probably won't do great, so it is important to get those early attempts done and dusted as quickly as possible.
    5. The winners hunt out their mistakes. This is against our natural emotion to accept we did things wrong but it is vitally important to improve. The winners know that mistakes are normal and are not wrong at all. They hunt out what they did wrong so they can improve next time.
    6. The winners say "If they can do it so can I", and they find out how they did it. They network, analyze, scrutinize, and reverse engineer to find out why someone else did better than they did.
    7. They focus on a few USPs (unique selling propositions) and copy the rest from other winners.
    8. The winners focus on extending their strengths (after identifying them) and rely on using or copying others in areas they are weak.
    9. The winners hunt out successful people they can learn from and put a big effort into networking.
    10. The winners are generous to their partners and stakeholders. They pay generous commissions, good wages, share profits and help others. Their generosity stands out against the competition. This motivates their partners and creates opportunities.
    11. The winners focus on marketing more than the product/idea/service. In fact the marketing drives the product creation.
    12. The winners block out distractions and set time aside to get things done. They are disciplined to turn off email, chat, television and any other distractions that stop them from working.
    The Losers...

    1. The losers drift and don't held themselves to deadlines or targets. Ask the loser when his next deadline is and he won't know.
    2. The losers can't say no to shiny objects and have a lot of projects on the go and find it too hard to abandon any one project to focus more on others. Quite simply they can't focus.
    3. The losers focus on perfection. They want everything ‘just right' for when they make that all important launch. Perfection takes a long time and they miss opportunities and the learning process from launching NOW!
    4. The losers fear the flop. So much so that they may never launch, and if they do they may hide away or seek to blame others and not accept responsibility when things don't go to plan.
    5. The losers are stubborn and blame others. They don't want to be shown or face their mistakes. They want to prove to the world that what they did was right, and that it was others that were wrong. They'll even go as far as calling their customers stupid for not buying their product, they'll highlight the stupidity of the ad-network that does not approve their ad, they'll blame a guru or teacher for their failures, and they'll blame their friends and family for lack of support. They will be very reluctant to change or admit where they went wrong, despite the fact being wrong is NORMAL.
    6. The losers look at the winners and make excuses about why they can't do what the winners have done. Instead of looking for ways to emulate the winners, they hunt out differences which they can identify as excuses for not being a winner.
    7. Losers forget about having any USPs at all and just try to copy someone else (and do a worse job). Just as common in losers is that they think they must do things differently to all the winners to stand out, and that doing this gives them a USP. So they choose not to do everything that the winners do to be "unique" and "clever", and fail at the same time.
    8. The losers focus on trying to handle and be good at everything, and are reluctant to put their weaknesses in the hands of others.
    9. The losers avoid talking with successful people, or agitate successful people, because they don't take advice and criticism well. Just being around successful people depresses them rather than motivates them because it shows that they have made mistakes and need to change, so they avoid it.
    10. The losers are greedy. They don't want to share their profits and success with others and will offer lower commissions, wages, profit share and less help to others. They ultimately alienate themselves from opportunities.
    11. The losers focus on their product foremost and marketing second. They may produce an awesome product, but without solid marketing it flops.
    12. The losers are easily distracted. In fact they unconsciously routine their day to have distractions like email alerts, chat, television, news, chores, phone calls etc. so they don't have to face the music. They invite distraction rather than actively take steps to block it out. Even though these distractions lower their quality of life and stop them from achieving their dreams, they will defend them like a drug addict.
    So are you a winner or a loser?

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  2. Ashgriel

    Ashgriel Junior Member

    Jan 21, 2013
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    Good article ..for some points I didnt pass winner test..well it motivated me, thanks :)
  3. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Oct 30, 2011
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    Good read! Liked this point the most:

    The winners accept "flops" as inevitable, and embrace the "flop". They know their early attempts probably won't do great, so it is important to get those early attempts done and dusted as quickly as possible.
  4. ytr191

    ytr191 Regular Member

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    That article is nice and all, but what really separates the winners and losers is the person with the most money...................
  5. TheGreyMatter

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    Great article. The information for the winners is true and must be followed by anyone who is serious about achieving success.
  6. mseostrategy

    mseostrategy BANNED BANNED

    Oct 2, 2012
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    Nice articles for achieve a life goal... Thanks mate...
  7. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    thanks, although i didn't bother reading what the losers do, i don't care :)
  8. jackydaniels14

    jackydaniels14 Regular Member

    May 6, 2012
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    I don't agree with the "greedy" thing. In my opinion it's good to be greedy, just look at Gordon Gekko. The most successful people are greedy but generous as well. It really depends. Overall good post (y)
  9. fenafillah

    fenafillah Junior Member

    Mar 14, 2012
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    yep read ant think about it
  10. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

    Jul 17, 2008
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    The difference between winners and losers is this

    1. Winners go into every situation thinking they will win
    2. Losers go into every situation thinking they will lose

    The interesting part about this is there both right.
  11. mervat

    mervat BANNED BANNED

    Jan 24, 2013
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    Great Article
    I Love being a winner and I am always be A Winner
  12. Skyebug77

    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Mar 22, 2012
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    Great take and should be a must read for anyone just coming here.