50 Words to Your Dreams Chapter 49 Winner by Michael George Knight




What makes you a winner in life? How do you know if you are winning? Maybe you have already won and you just don’t know it. If someone else was looking in on your life from the outside, they may think you have already won. However, you might feel as though you are not even close. Why is that? It is because everyone has a different meaning and idea what winning looks like to them. What winning looks like to some, looks like losing to others and what losing looks like to some, looks like winning to others.


To me being a winner means you have accomplished a dream or goal you have set for yourself. It can be a dream or goal of any size. If your dream or goal was to run a marathon and it took you one year of hard training and you finally completed the event, you would call yourself a winner. If you set a goal to lose a certain amount of weight and you did it, you are a winner. If you overcame an addiction, you are a winner. If you got the job, got married, had a child, built a home, started a business or anything at all that you are proud of, call yourself a winner. Winning comes in all shapes and sizes. Even if your win might seem like a loss to someone else, remember winning is personal and an internal victory not necessarily external. All winners in life follow the same path, first they dream it, second, they believe it, third they take action, fourth they persist and fifth they win.



If you don’t dream, don’t act, don’t work hard, don’t persist, you lose. If you dream, act, work hard, persist and don’t give up, one day you will win. Losing is easy, you don’t have to do anything. Winning is hard, that’s why most people haven’t won yet. Winning requires you to go through all the obstacles that stand between you and your dream. First to have the guts to dream a dream that is big enough to scare you and push you to grow. The guts to keep the dream alive and take action without seeing results. The guts to pick yourself up again after you fail time and again, recalibrate, get feedback and try again. The guts to be misunderstood and run a solo race until one day you meet a victory so sweet it was all worth it. That’s what winning is, the sweet personal victory you feel when you go through all the pain to reach a destination you thought about for so long.



There is still time for everyone to win, because anyone can dream, anyone can work hard, anyone can persist and that means anyone can win. If you haven’t won lately in the game of life don’t worry, you have to lose a lot in life to appreciate a win. If winning was easy we really wouldn’t call it a win, winning is only winning when the obstacles to win are big. The obstacle to overcome yourself, to push, to grow, to stretch, to sweat, to grind, to hustle, to hurt. Lose if you have to but don’t stop dreaming, don’t stop working, re-adjust and dust yourself off, shower, eat, sleep and wake up to another day to keep kicking the ball forward and moving the needle alittle more each day. You still have time to win. Expand your time frame horizon. Would you still pursue your dream if you knew it would take 5, 10 or 20 years to achieve? We live in a world of instant gratification but winning is about delayed gratification. As Gary Vaynerchuk perfectly put it, “Macro patience, Micro Speed.”



All winners first win the mental game inside before they are reward with the win externally. You see everything is first created mentally before it is externally created. Everything starts first a dream, idea or a goal. Then gets turned into a plan, mixed with a belief, then an attitude, then action, persistence and achievement. All winner’s carry with them a mindset for victory, an expectation of victory, an appetite for victory, a work ethic for victory, a dog grip for victory and then one day they get rewarded externally with that victory. Ninety percent of that victory first is achieved in the mind, the 10% is external just a small amount of what people see. People cannot see your mentality, your drive, your belief, your hunger, your dream. Other people might be blind to what goes on in your mind, but not you, you see what others cannot, your vision brightens your path to victory.



  • A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning. (Billie Jean King)
  • A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. (Napoleon Hill)
  • A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. (Larry Bird)
  • A winner’s mentality threatens other people whose approach to life is different. (Dexter Yager)
  • All the world loves a winner, and has no time for a loser. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Athletes visualize winning 1000s of times before they step on the track. They’ve already won. Other people just don’t know it yet. (Unknown)
  • Cynics criticize, and winners analyze. (Robert Kiyosaki)
  • Don’t talk like they talk, don’t read what they read, don’t watch what they watch, don’t go where they go, don’t blame what they blame, walk away from the 90% and join the 10%. (Jim Rohn)
  • Failures do what is tension relieving while winners do what is goal achieving. (Denis Waitley)
  • First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way, I hope it never will. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
  • If you don’t expect much, you won’t be disappointed when you don’t get much. But that’s just the problem: If you don’t expect much, you’re ruling out the chance of winning. The world is full of people who don’t have much because they don’t expect much. They’re not trying for more, so how in the world are they going to get more? (Earl Nightingale)
  • If you don’t quit, and don’t cheat, and don’t run home when trouble arrives, you can only win. (Shelley Long)
  • If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner. (Zig Ziglar)
  • If you want to win big, you must be willing to disappear for a while. (Patrick Bet-David)
  • Losers in life will do anything to achieve a pleasing method (process), while winners will endure any pain to get a pleasing result. (Jack Collis)
  • Many people have been conditioned to lose. (Unknown)
  • Never discuss winning with losers. It’s not their language. (Eric Thomas)
  • Only those individuals who are willing to try again after their failures, those who seem to have some strange inner knowledge that success can be theirs if they just stay with it long enough, finally win their diploma in life. (Earl Nightingale)
  • People fall down. Winners get up. Gold medal winners get up fastest. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. (Harry Emerson Fosdick)
  • Resolve today to join the top 10% of people in your field. Make a lifelong commitment to excellence. (Brian Tracy)
  • Responsibility is the price for greatness. (Winston Churchill)
  • The integral part of being a star is having the will to win. All the champions have it. (Betty Cuthbert)
  • The most valuable thing you can ever own is your image of yourself as a winner in the game of life, as a contributor to the betterment of humankind, as an achiever of worthy goals. Unless you have that image of yourself, nothing worth having will stay with you for long. (Tom Hopkins)
  • The real winners in life are, more often than not, only two or three percent more effective than those who lose. (Bob Proctor)
  • The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom. (Unknown)
  • The ultimate warrior is one who wins the war forcing the enemy to surrender without fighting any battles. (Sun Tzu)
  • The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare to win. (Zig Ziglar)
  • The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. (Denis Waitley)
  • There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one. (Mia Hamm)
  • There is always room at the top. (Daniel Webster)
  • There’s not a single winner on earth that took it easy. (Gary Vaynerchuk)
  • They who lose today may win tomorrow. (Miguel De Cervantes)
  • To re-make your life, you must build a winner’s self-image. As soon as you start to alter the image, everything outside will begin to change. (Sandy Gallagher)
  • True greatness only seems to emerge when we are totally absorbed in doing something that benefits other people. (Unknown)
  • True winning is a great worth, the price is to play with all your heart and mind. (Jim Rohn)
  • What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. (Donald Trump)
  • When you reach the top, keep climbing. (Zen Proverb)
  • While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it. (Unknown)
  • Winners almost always do what they think is the most productive thing possible at every given moment; losers never do. When you look at what winners and losers actually do moment by moment, the difference between these two divisions of the human race really is that small. But the results of those small differences keep adding to each other at every given moment until they reach a critical size. (Tom Hopkins)
  • Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. (Robert Kiyosaki)
  • Winners are winners before they win. (Berry Gordy)
  • Winners build on mistakes. Losers dwell on them. (Arnold Mori)
  • Winners don’t quit. That’s why they win. (Unknown)
  • Winners set goals for themselves in order to be able to live in the present. (Muriel James)
  • Winning begets winning. (Grant Cardone)
  • Winning comes about by design, determination, and positive action. (Bob Proctor)
  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. (Vince Lombardi)
  • Winning is not an accident winning is planning your lifetime goals and going after them with every skill at your disposal. (Jack Collis)
  • Winning is overcoming obstacles to reach a goal, but the value in winning is only as great as the value of the goal reached. (W. Timothy Gallwey)
  • Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. (Vince Lombardi)
  • Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself. (Roger Staubach)
  • Winning means being unafraid to lose. (Fran Tarkenton)
  • You can’t win physically if you’re losing mentally. (Billy Cox)
  • You could be winning and feel like you’re losing because the scorecard you’re using is unfair. (Anthony Robbins)
  • You have to be in it to win it applies as much to life as anything else. (Jack Collis)
  • You have to be odd to be number one. (Dr. Seuss)
  • You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. (Zig Ziglar)
  • You win when you fall in love with patience. (Gary Vaynerchuk)


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