“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.”
Winning is contagious, it spreads like a wildfire on a dry and windy summer day. But losing is contagious too. I am sure that you have been on both winning teams, and losing teams. The difference in behavior and attitude is remarkable. As a leader the key to building a winning team is to find wins and build on those wins. Find the little things that are wins on a moment by moment or daily basis. Create the momentum that allows a team to lean in and seek new and greater ways to grow.
You can apply this strategy in your self-leadership as well. Reflect on your day and ask yourself “what were my wins today?” Far too often, for me at least, it is easy to spend the time and energy thinking about all that you have to do, or all that you didn’t get done. Instead, spend some time focusing on the wins that you did have. You might find yourself building and reinforcing a habit of winning.