The Champion’s mindset

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In the UK news, there have been many interviews with first time jobseekers and casualties of redundancies who are desperately searching for employment. It is extremely sad to hear of their struggle but what is worse is the feeling of resignation in some of their voices – there is almost an expectation of failure.

As the Journalist and Writer Isaac Singer once wrote, “If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.”

I once interviewed the Chairman of a successful media company, who told me that when he began his career he sent 110 job applications only to receive 110 rejection letters. What kept him going, he said, was the unshakable belief that success was just around the corner.

The power of the ‘Champion’s mindset’ is that not only does it positively affect your own performance it also extends to those who come into contact with you.

Think like a champion and you will be and act like a champion.

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