Denis Waitley was a popular author and motivational speaker in the 80s and wrote a bunch of books. This particular book is a motivating read that explores ten principles that every top performer lives by. Waitley interviewed many people in the making of this book and was able to classify their keys to success into ten main points.
The 10 Qualities of a Total Winner
1. Positive Self-Expectancy
Life is a self fulfilling prophecy. True winners go into every even expecting to win.
2. Positive Self-Motivation
True winners dig deep and find motivation inside themselves to get through that tough task or to learn a new skill.
3. Positive Self-Image
True winners are confident and view themselves as competent, valuable human beings.
4. Positive Self-Direction
You gotta have direction if you are going to go anywhere. True winners know where they are going. Their sense of direction comes from the self and not from outside influences like parents or friends.
5. Positive Self-Control
Total winners can sacrifice immediate pleasure for a gain in the future. Delayed gratification is of immense value in reaching your goals.
6. Positive Self-Discipline
You have to discipline yourself or else someone else will discipline you into doing what they want you to do. Total winners have the power to discipline and take control of their lives.
7. Positive Self-Esteem
Your mood and outlook on life affect the way you see the world and how you interact in it. Total winners are positive, powerful people who make people feel good and provide a good vibe to those around him/her.
8. Positive Self-Dimension
Total winners like in the present. They know that now is all there is. They don’t get caught up in the past or worry about the future. They simply handle the business that they can handle which is the stuff going on today, now.
9. Positive Self-Awareness
Total winners are aware of their power. They understand that they can be anything with enough effort and determination.
10. Positive Action
Total winners take positive action in their business and with their friends and family. They are uplifting and motivating individuals who inspire the best from themselves and other
Over this book is a good refresher course in all the staples of a success/self help minded book. It covers visualization and the power of positivity… Basically all the stuff you would expect from a self help book out of this era. However, repetition does have it’s benefits, and I enjoyed going through this book.
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