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10 tips to be a winner in life

education Updated: Nov 09, 2011 14:39 IST
Samir Parikh
Samir Parikh
Hindustan Times
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Whatever the stage one is at, we all yearn to be winners. We crave for success and yet it may often seem to evade us. Here’s what one can do to achieve more success.



1

Accept the highs and lows in life. Every individual goes through troughs and crests. These are all a part of life.



2

Learn from each loss. Losses are a part of life. Instead of just thinking about how wrong things are, it is important to try and determine what went wrong and what could have been done to avert it. Learning from each setback is important so that one can avoid similar difficulties in the future.



3

Work on your strengths. Your strengths and positives would help you through life.



4

Be a problem solver. Problems keep coming up. However, just pondering over them would serve no purpose. Instead look to solving these problems. Look for innovative strategies that can work for you.



5

Always be confident about yourself, your skills and your abilities. Look at yourself positively and evaluate yourself realistically. Remain self-assured.



6

Be willing to take guidance. Taking help from others does not make you less than anyone. It only serves to add to your knowledge and understanding.



7

Be a team player. Learn to work with different people. It makes you learn more and also helps increase your productivity if things go smoothly. Aid your group in doing better, so you can achieve the most and the best.



8

Do not shun responsibility. Not wanting to take more in your plate would not help you be a winner. Do as much as you can.



9

Celebrate your success. Give yourself the opportunity to feel good. Try and enjoy the moments of your accomplishments, so that you feel motivated and pumped up for the next thing in line.



10

Always have a vision for yourself and your future. Work towards realising your dream. Try and achieve your goals which will give you the greatest sense of accomplishment ever.



The author is a psychiatrist, and chief, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Max Healthcare