Unlocking the Winner’s Mindset

Abhimanyu Sharma
3 min read6 days ago

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I have always wondered: What is the difference between a loser and a winner? What is the mindset of a winner? How do people manage to do incredible things, and how do they achieve that? How can they achieve extraordinary things from ordinary lives? These questions have always intrigued me. I often ponder the difference between a person who takes action and one who just talks about their interests.

Imagine two people in the same room, both passionate about something. One achieves remarkable things in life while the other merely dreams about it without accomplishing anything in that field. So, what makes them different? One thing I am sure of is the difference in consistency. In anything you want to do in life — be it learning to ride a motorcycle, playing a musical instrument, writing, blogging, or creating content on YouTube or Instagram — consistency is key. If you want to achieve something great, or even just want to feel content internally, it’s essential to spend a few moments each day on your passion. This doesn’t mean you have to dedicate eight or ten hours daily; even 30 minutes can be enough.

Many people have put so much pressure on their passion that it now has to earn money and pay the bills. Approaching any endeavor with that mindset can yield poor long-term results. Initially, you may see some success because you’re new and full of ideas, but over time, the pressure to create for the sake of paying bills can stifle your creativity. True creativity flows naturally and cannot be forced. Great ideas often come when you are relaxed and not thinking about many things in life.

Winners are not bogged down by these concerns. They focus on one day and one moment at a time. If you want to write, for example, you must write regularly. There is no other way to learn writing than by actually writing. Similarly, you cannot learn to ride a motorcycle by sitting at home; you must get out, get your gear, and practice. Your dedication and practice will determine your success when you face challenges.

The most common mistake people make is underestimating the volume of work required to achieve their goals. Many people think they can start something today and see results tomorrow. However, it often takes years of consistent effort to see significant progress. For instance, when I started writing in 2017, I wrote every day for almost three years. I set a goal of 500 words per day and stuck to it. Although life events interrupted my routine, I have resumed writing with a more manageable goal of 100 words per day. This smaller, non-excusable goal helps me stay consistent even on busy days.

To summarize, the mindset of a winner involves two key elements: consistency and setting realistic, non-excusable goals. By focusing on these aspects, you can achieve great things in any field.

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