Originally posted on detavio.com. Resetter Detavio Samuels writes on the importance of siding with winners to reach your full potential. Too often I have found myself in situations where I am giving all of myself to another person or project, leaving little to nothing for myself. There is no doubt I feel like a winner but moving forward I am learning to set higher standards for my chosen teammates.
Winners are surrounded by two types of people-other winners or people who are trying to “use” the winner’s talents to help themselves win.
If you’re a winner and you spend too much of your time with the latter, you will notice a few things. You will find yourself drained from always having to carry the team. You will find yourself short on time because you have to overcompensate for what’s missing. And ultimately, you will find your track record suffering because, at the end of the day, its hard to win alone (ask Bron Bron).
But if you choose to play with other winners you will experience a completely different scenario. You will be inspired by the other winners on your team. Your work will be made better by their presence and contribution. Your dreams will grow bigger because you have time to do more than just focus on the basics. And, of course, you’ll start winning more.
As the 2013 season falls upon you and new opportunities (business opportunity, job, business partner, etc.) are preparing to come your way, if you only do one thing right, let it be this: choose to side with the winners.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all 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.