Every year, I go to a Super Bowl party at the home of a good friend and do the same thing.
Instead of watching the game, I study the game. I make notes and then go home and read the reports of what happened behind the scenes. I observe great trends to help you win every year!
This year was a year for the books. The winning team was down by 10 points in the 4th quarter and had a couple interceptions—major setbacks to overcome in order to win.
In fact, this year was not just one for the books. It was actually a year where the trends were consistent with my books, A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback and Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks. These lessons are tools you can use to win more as well!
Turn your setbacks into comebacks and create winning moments with these keys:
- Learn from your past failures.
- Make failure your “positive laboratory” and not a negative event.
- Decide to make failure your educator and not your undertaker.
- See failure as not final, and you can lose without losing heart.
- Use the pain from the previous losses to fuel your fire to succeed in your current quest to be the best.
- The same hammer (hard item) that breaks the glass, is the same hammer that forges the steel. Decide if you will be fragile or tough.
- Once you’ve had a setback, decide to work on your mindset and prepare to win.
- Don’t panic when things don’t go according to plan. Keep thinking positive and decide on alternative ways to fix the problem. When you panic you can’t think clearly and you shut down your ability to reason your way from losing to winning!
- Don’t buy into the gloom and doom mentality from yourself or others.
- Keep the faith.
- Keep believing in your goals and dreams.
- Decide to never give up.
- Think good thoughts. Speak good to yourself and your team.
- Ultimately, it is not how you start, but how you finish that matters most.
- Say over and over, as the great motivational speaker, Les Brown says, “It’s not over until I win, period.”