Good mood: Moods are contagious – positive moods produce the physical energy to persist after setbacks.
Attractive situation: Winners spend more time together feeling good about what they can accomplish, creating more chances for information sharing and mentoring.
Learning: Losers avoid feedback – winners see practice as a route to a positive outcome. Winning is often found in mastery of the details.
Freedom to focus: Losers often punish themselves mentally – winners have fewer distractions and keep focused.
Positive culture of mutual respect: Winners can maintain high aspirations and act generously toward others.
Solid support system: Winning enlarges the circle of backers, whereas losing erodes support.
Better press: It’s not just the buzz at the time of victory that separates winners from losers. It’s also the more favourable story about the past and future.
Invitations to the best parties: Winners gain access to networks and relationships that confer benefits.
Self-determination: Winners have more control over their own destiny.
Continuity: High turnover and changing strategies consume time and energy. Winners have the luxury of implementing long-term strategies and planning for orderly succession.
You can also incorporate the benefits of winning effectively into your life and business by creating a positive spirit, disciplined focus and mutual respect for long-term success.
Babette Bensoussan is a qualified counsellor and MBTI practitioner. She is currently the only Australian certified in the Energy Leadership Index, a tool to determine engagement, performance and success abilities.