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Do you know that becoming a champion is possible?
It might be a difficult path to tread that requires more effort, but you can definitely be a champion of your life.
Starting this New Year, I want you to have this positive affirmation in your mind – “I am a champion, and I can transform myself to be happy and successful.”
Yes, you can and you will!
All you need to do is change yourself and channelize your energies.
Keep reading this post to know what and how to get down to doing that.
I have termed 2015 as the “Year of CHAMPS”. I am going to define and explain it to you.
But first, welcome to Aha!NOW in this new year as a budding champion of life.
The previous year was good, but 2015 is going to be better for you and me. 🙂
We all are going to be successful in whatever we do.
So, let’s start with the meaning of CHAMPS.
What is CHAMPS
Of course, champs, is a short form of the word “Champion”.
However, here, CHAMPS is an acronym I created that is made up of the following words.
C – Celebrations
H – Happiness
A – Achievements
M – Miracles
P – Prosperity
S – Success
Well, this is all you want and wish for in this New Year, isn’t it?
You want 2015 to be miraculous so that you celebrate your successes by achieving more and be prosperous and happy.
So be it. If you have these elements in life, then you are a champion!
But, how do you go about being a champion of your life.
Who Is A Champion
Before I go any further, let me define the meaning of a champion.
As per various dictionaries, a champion is someone who has won first place in a competition/contest.
However, that is not necessary, because a champion can also be someone who fights for or supports a cause or person.
A champion can also be an expert or someone who is skilled in any field.
These definitions are correct, but there’s more to being a champion of life.
“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion,” ~ Billie Jean King
Well, I’d say, a true champion is the one who is in complete control over his or her life, more of internal control rather than external.
You may not be able to win every sports championship, academic awards, or prizes and trophies in other fields, or even be successful in every cause that you campaign for.
However, you can win yourself over, and be a champion of your life.
Once you have conquered the inner kingdom, you can go out on conquering and win the world.
Don’t think you are any less!
You have all the reasons to consider yourself as a potential champion. You are eligible and already qualify to be the champ of your life.
Make sure you follow these ways to be successful, and be a self-crowned champion of life.
“What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.” ~ Patty Berg
6 Ways To Be a Champion For Life
Life is how you look at it and how you make it.
So, start changing yourself and create a champion out of you.
1. Change Your Attitude
Change the way you feel and think. Be optimistic and positive.
Only if you think of a possibility, things are going to happen the way you want.
Most people find it hard to change their attitude, and this is where they fail.
If winning requires you completely to change the way you have been feeling and thinking for years, do it.
Change like a champion.
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2. Change Your Mindset
Mindset is the pattern and scope of your thinking. It is your framework or strategy that decides your fate.
If you do not change your mindset as and when required, it is going to hijack your success.
Change your outlook.
Start looking at and consider things from a different point of view.
Sometimes you wear a different set of clothes, and you start feeling different. It changes the way you carry yourself or even how you behave.
Same is with the mindset. Change it, and you may begin to see new possibilities and missed opportunities.
Think like a champion.
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“Anyone can train to be a gladiator. What marks you out is having the mindset of a champion.” ~ Manu Bennett
3. Create A Fire
To reach success, you need to drive the engine of your “self” on the path of progress.
You cannot do that unless you put yourself on fire. Don’t take it literally! 🙂
Ignite the fire of passion within you and see the difference.
Passion brings you the power.
Your passion will be the key to your self-motivation. Your strong desire or emotions will encourage you to excel.
Dream to be successful, and make success the dream you want to achieve.
The combination of dream and desire will move you towards your destination.
Your passion is enough to make you do things that you never thought of, to enter new frontiers, and keep making efforts until you succeed.
Feel like a champion.
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4. Create Good Habits
Habit is your programmed autopilot. Good habits make things easy for the champions and provide additional help or support.
Successful people are focused and disciplined. They are determined, positive, and keep trying to be better.
They follow a set pattern of routine, which they know, will help them achieve success.
They follow the pattern without fail, even if they detest it or it requires them to move out of their comfort zone.
They do not lose faith and believe in themselves.
Make no excuses! Those are always easy to make.
Instead, make a habit of making the best use of your resources.
Make a habit of analyzing your failures, correcting your mistakes, and learning from others.
Behave like a champion.
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“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” ~ Muhammad Ali
5. Choose The Best
You always have a choice.
You need to choose the best company and the environment, conducive to your campaign for success.
Surround yourself with good and competitive people.
If you have bad company, then being better or the best will be difficult, sometimes even not possible.
Don’t be shy to seek help. Select the best coach or mentor to help you succeed.
Choose the right lifestyle that promotes a healthy living, for your body and mind.
Choose to work hard, as well as smart.
There is no substitute for hard work and being smart is the quality of successful people.
Remember that the choices you make decide your fate.
Choose like a champion.
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6. Celebrate Your Achievements
There are many steps to success. Small victories lead to a big victory.
You need to celebrate each successful step you take to strengthen your belief and motivate you so that you work harder to reach your final destination.
Reward yourself appropriately to keep yourself motivated.
Brim yourself with confidence and the belief that you can do it.
With each small victory, challenge yourself to go farther and higher. Raise your bar and move towards your ultimate goal.
Complete success will be yours – it is only a matter of time.
Expect to win like a champion.
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These are not the only steps to be a champion in life. However, they are good enough to begin with.
If you really want to be successful, then you will sincerely follow these ways.
Like the sports champions, you need to train your body and mind to help you achieve your aim.
You need to identify your talents, recognize your abilities, and turn them into achievements.
You need to have patience and be persistent. Perseverance is one of the keys to success.
And just do it.
Becoming a champion is not only about winning competitions or becoming popular.
It’s about your state of mind.
It’s about self-development and improvement.
It is about your progress in comparison to your own past, and about achieving your goals.
“To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion,” ~ Lou Ferrigno
When you master yourself and develop all the abilities and qualities that make you successful and bring happiness into your life, you become a champion.
The mantra is to keep improving yourself and change for the better. Your personal growth is your success.
Be your own champion.
That will be the true miracle, when you will achieve success, be prosperous, and bring happiness into your life.
Celebrate yourself like a champion in this New Year.
Over To You –
Do you think you are a champion? How do you plan to be a champion of your life in 2015? What are the other things people should do to be successful?
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