In the spirit of the Olympics, it’s time to get into a winning mindset. Whether you’re an athlete or not, we’re talking top tips for thinking like a winner and abolishing negative self-talk. Because you deserve to win gold.
It comes as no surprise that the very first thing a winner must decide to do is to BELIEVE.
If you don’t believe in yourself, then what makes you think you are going to win?
A winner always thinks she will win, or at least believes that she CAN. The power of believing is considerably stronger and more potent than actual talent. Someone may be very good at something, but if they don’t believe they can do it, their chances of winning or succeeding become immediately crippled.
Winning starts with believing.
Practice forgiveness & move on
Take a tip from Taylor Swift and shake it off! Sometimes, it’s important to understand that there are those who will never be sorry for hating on others, or bringing them down. Forgive them anyway!
Remember that “what Susie says of Sally says more of Susie than of Sally” and that someone else’s perception or impression of you does not define who you are. If you feel a certain situation getting in the way of your success or blocking your path to victory, find a way around it and just keep moving. Mentally forgive those who have hindered your success and you will be stronger.
Embrace your quirks and differences
What makes you different? Maybe it’s physical, maybe it’s mental, maybe it’s emotional. Maybe it’s the gap in your front teeth or the way you see beauty in everything. Start seeing these differences as your ASSETS. They are your best bets at becoming wholly yourself and understanding that what makes you different makes you a champion in your own right.
No one can compete with the person playing in their own league.
Enjoy the challenge of being uncomfortable
No challenge, no change. No change, no win. If you want to adopt a winning mindset, then be prepared to get a little uncomfortable in new surroundings. Get ready to think outside the box, be outside the box and eventually get rid of the box altogether. Accepting new challenging situations is all part of growing and developing into the winner that you want to be. Rome wasn’t built in a day and Beyoncé didn’t become Queen overnight. Do you think the changes weren’t challenging for her? Of course they were, but they also made her a winner.
How do you get your ‘win’ on?
Kelly Bastaja is our very own in-house motivational mantra devotee. With a background in fashion, styling and all things arty, her dreamy vocabulary is another trick up her sleeve. Kelly works here at Lorna Jane HQ as a Creative & Content Specialist and inspires us all to believe that anything is possible. With a keen eye for street style and love of berry-topped Bircher bowls, Kelly has a certain ‘je ne said quoi’ that keeps our office lively, creative and aspirational.