Are you a winner? (part 2)
by Torsten Daerr
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First, winners set their own goals and follow through on their decisions. They make a habit of setting targets and achieving them.
Here are some examples. Let's say you decide that you want to improve your physical fitness so you sign up for a gym where they design a personal workout plan for you. How long are you able to keep up with this plan? How often do you do the exercises at the fitness club or how often do you go jogging?
Or what about that night school course you wanted to take to improve your career chances? Did you achieve it? Did you take the course and pass the exam? Or maybe you wanted to learn to cook, for instance – was that a project you actually pursued, or was it just another idle wish?
If this sounds familiar, don't worry – you're not alone. Most of us find it difficult sometimes to follow through with our decisions. Commitment is as challenging to winners as it is to losers. But, what makes winners ‘winners’ is their ability to stick to their guns, to accomplish what they set out to do. If you want to learn English like a winner, you have to be able to make a commitment to yourself and follow through on that decision.