Living with a winning mindset

Sep 26, 2023

Human mind is powerful, and it determines the attitude each one of us holds toward any situations in life. A winning mindset doesn’t mean you won’t stumble, but it helps foster your resilience, focus, dedication and positivity. It ultimately helps you take control of your life and maximizes your potential for success.

How to live with a winning mindset

Life isn’t always smooth and easy, and I bet that you get discouraged or beaten down by circumstances (or more of your own attitude) from time to time. However, being mindful of your attitude and being intentional about what you choose to do are vital to live a life with a winning mindset. Below are some tools to help you foster a winning mindset.

1. See it

Having the ability to visualize and define your goals is the first step in achieving them. As what I always tell my clients, if you can’t see where you are going or what you want, most likely, you don’t even know where to start and what to do.

2. Do it

Doing includes setting goals, creating a plan and taking actions toward your goals, which will help you stay focused and prevent you from being distracted. Be sure to include short-term, mid-term and long-terms goals and milestones.

3. Track it

Track your progress and achievement, as well as what works and what doesn’t. Tracking allow you to take a pause, visit and realign your goals, and make necessary adjustments along the way.

4. Recognize it

First of all, recognize your own strengths and abilities, which is essential to boost your confidence and a winning mindset. Second, see challenges or setback as opportunities; recognize what went wrong and what could be improved or altered, and use the insight for your future references. 

5. Embrace it

Whether successes or failures, own them and embrace them all. Embrace also the needed change, adjustments or constructive feedback. As uncomfortable as they are to some of you, keep in mind that winners find way to adapt to change quickly.

6. Avoid it

Stop comparing yourself to other people. Human nature always points you to see the inadequacy or shortcomings in yourself, which deflates your confidence and winning spirits. Your visions and trajectory in life differ from that of others, so focus on your own journey, plan, progress and celebration.

7. Solve it

When facing challenges or problems, don’t just stop there. Instead, whether you brainstorm with others or do the research on your own, find ways to come up with alternatives and solutions. This extra step you take helps boost your confidence and cultivate a winning mindset for you. 

8. Flame it

A winning mindset is contagious, to yourself and to those around you. Continue to develop the attitude and skills and seek any opportunities to practice and expand your growth mindset.

9. Support it

Surround yourself with those who share the similar desire to live with a winning mindset. You not only will uplift and encourage each other but will also benefit from true and honest advice and feedback as you forge ahead in life.

A winning mindset is not solely about the positive results, it’s an attitude that motivates you to always make your best efforts, bravely tackle on challenges, being adaptative and flexible, take on responsibilities and live your true potential with no regret. Living with a winning mindset is an ongoing process and it’s one of the amazing transformations I hope you would desire. May you start taking the steps and embrace all the possibilities life has to offer you.


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About Faye Weng

Your Online Life and Career Coach

Faye Weng is an expert life and career coach who works with clients to take back control of their lives by rediscovering their passions, living/working with a clear purpose, and becoming people who can positively impact the communities around them. As your life and career coach, Faye will help you minimize noises and distractions, focus your effort and attention on the right things, execute a clear plan of action, and celebrate alongside of you when each milestone is reached. Click here to book a complimentary session.