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The Winner’s Credo

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The surest route to happiness is to grow, change and take response-ability for creating the life of a “winner.” What type of positive, “can-do” and change-producing attitudes does a winner use?

Winners say, “Yes,” while Losers say, “Yes, but.”
Winners reveal love, while Losers conceal love.
Winners say, “I did,” while Losers say, “I didn’t.”
Winners appreciate, while Losers denigrate.
Winners say, “Now,” while Losers say, “Later.”
Winners persist, while Losers quit.
Winners say, “I love you,” while Losers say, “You must love me.”
Winners give things away, while Losers hoard everything.
Winners say, “I’m sorry,” while Losers say, “You should be ashamed.”
Winners accept others, while Losers judge others.
Winners say, “I’ll do my share,” while Losers say, “Do something for me.”
Winners dare to be out front, while Losers lag behind.
Winners say, “I’m responsible,” while Losers say, “It’s not my fault.”
Winners make something work, while Losers tell you why it won’t work.
Winners say, “I’ll try,” while Losers say, “They won’t let me.”
Winners say, “I owe you,” while Losers say, “You owe me.”
Winners listen to fair criticisms, while Losers block them out.
Winners laugh at themselves, while Losers laugh behind backs.
Winners say, “I can,” while Losers say, “I can’t.”
Winners protect nature, while Losers destroy nature.
Winners say, “Maybe,” while Losers say, “No way.”
Winners have a few close friends, while Losers make a million acquaintances.
Winners say, “Thank you,” while Losers say, “You should be more thankful.”
Winners are open, while Losers put up walls.
Winners say, “I should,” while Losers say, “You should.”
Winners reciprocate, while Losers intimidate.
Winners say, “I like myself,” while Losers say, “You should like me.”
Winners pray thankfully, while Losers pray regretfully–if at all.

Dr. Dennis O’Grady is a professional keynote speaker and the author of a proven new communications system found in his latest book TALK TO ME: Communication Moves to Get Along with Anyone.  He specializes in teaching “positive and effective communication strategies to be the leader of your own life.”

5 Comments »

  1. A winner is someone who communicates carefully and caringly when feeling at a loss, so he or she doesn’t spread a bad mood around willy-nilly. Do your spoken and unspoken words matter to you?

    Comment by Dr. Dennis O'Grady — November 16, 2006 @ 6:56 am

  2. Empathizer communicators are prone to feeling like losers when they’re winning at work, while Instigator communicators are prone to feeling like winners when they’re losing in their relationships. Do I-types “care” what others think? Do E-types “care too much” about the opinions of others?

    Comment by Dr. Dennis O'Grady — November 16, 2006 @ 10:18 am

  3. I-types as “depressive losers” feel powerless to DO anything productive and positive (for others) to get out of the hole they find themselves in. In contrast, E-types as “depressive losers” feel helpless to SAY anything effective and positive (for themselves) to get out of the hole they believe they have dug for themselves.

    Comment by Dr. Dennis O'Grady — November 16, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

  4. I loved the opening line from your first book “Taking the Fear out of Changing” that goes beyond winning and losing:

    May God grace you when —
    You try, but fail
    You lose hope
    You find a way to get back up again …
    And may God bless you when you succeed.

    I painted the saying on a plaque to read every day.

    C.

    Comment by C — November 16, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

  5. What an honest, open and loving look into may, many people’s lives. I feel blessed that my sister loved me so much, she turned me on to this site. Thank you C., and thank you Dr. Dennis, for taking the time and the love to do this….for ALL of US. Muchas Gracias!

    Comment by Deadweed — December 4, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

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