• The Winner is always part of the solution;

The Loser is always part of the problem.

• The Winner always has a plan;

The Loser always has an excuse.

• The Winner says, “Let me do it for you.”;

The Loser says, “That is not my job.”

• The Winner sees a solution for every problem;

The Loser sees a problem for every answer.

• The Winner says, “It may be difficult but it is possible.”;

The Loser says, “It may be possible but it is too difficult.”

• When a Winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong.”;

When a Loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault.”

• A Winner makes commitments;

A Loser makes promises.

• Winners have dreams;

Losers have schemes.

• Winners say, “I must do something.”;

Losers say, “Something must be done.”

• Winners are a part of the team;

Losers are apart from the team.

• Winners trade short-term pain for long-term gain;

Losers trade short-term gain and get long-term pain.

Winners see possibilities;

Losers see problems.

• Winners believe in win/win;

Losers believe for them to win someone has to lose.

• Winners see the potential;

Losers see the past.

• Winners choose what they say;

Losers say what they choose.

• Winners use hard arguments but soft words;

Losers use soft arguments but hard words.

• Winners stand firm on values but compromise on petty things;

Losers stand firm on petty things but compromise on values.

• Winners follow the philosophy of empathy: “Don’t do to others what you would not want them to do to you”;

Losers follow the philosophy, “Do it to others before they do it to you.”

• Winners make things happen;

Losers wait for things to happen.

Winners plan and prepare to win. The key word is preparation.