How To Be A Champion Of Your Life In 2015

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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.

Aha!Now New Year's Card 2015

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.

Definition of Attitude

1. Change Your Attitude

Attitude is a complex mental state involving beliefs, feelings, values, and dispositions, to act in certain ways.

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.

Believe in change.

Be smart.

If winning requires you completely to change the way you have been feeling and thinking for years, do it.

Change like a champion.

GOOD READ: How to Change Your Life with Knowledge (opens in a new tab)

Puzzle background with the text Think Different in foreground

2. Change Your Mindset

Mindset is a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations.

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

A champion showing passion

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.

Passion is a strong feeling or emotion or something that is desired intensely.

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.

DO READ: How to Rise Up Every Time You Fall (opens in a new tab)

Cartoon man holding banner of best practice

4. Create Good Habits

Habit is an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition.

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.

RELATED READ: 4 Personal Qualities That Can Make You Successful (opens in a new tab)

“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

A cartoon figure choosing the best with a lens

5. Choose The Best

Choice is an act of choosing or selecting.

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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Champions celebrate their achievements

6. Celebrate Your Achievements

Achievement is the action of accomplishing something successfully.

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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  1. TomPiyani

    2015-06-29 at 4:46 pm

    A minor wording point but a huge difference in outlook. “Good Habits are those that make YOU stronger, more successful, etc … Bad Habits are those that affect YOUR health negatively, make YOU unhappy, etc …” Your habits do not affect you and you only but every single being with whom you come into contact in a myriad of ways every single day. Thanks

  2. Abhishek Bamotra

    2015-04-15 at 2:58 am

    I know I’m last to reach this post, but have to say really inspirational post.
    Shown me a new way to shine bright.

  3. Kabie

    2015-02-01 at 12:24 pm

    Hello Madam Harleena, I believe I’m not too late in wishing you a Happy and a Prosperous 2015.
    When it comes to becoming a champion there is no way attitude can left out of the equation. Having a positive attitude towards life is what matters the most.

  4. Barbara Charles

    2015-01-28 at 8:46 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I like numbers 1 and 2 best because if our mindset and attitude are changed then we can conquer anything. I truly believe that with all my heart. I’ve been studying the Law of Attraction as well and mindset and how you think is critical to our success. We have to believe in the positive to get positive results. Believing or staying in an energy of negativity will keep us from obtaining our goals. Belief in a positive mindset will move us to higher places. Changing mindset and attitude are precursors to some of the others like creating a fire and creating good habits. This is a great post and helps everyone understand what needs to be done to be successful.

    Thanks for a marvelous post.

  5. Nanda Rahmanius

    2015-01-23 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    I am happy to come back here. You know, a few days ago I can not comment on your blog. When I move the cursor over to the comment box, which I found only links to other posts. It was strange, I think. Therefore I can not write a comment here. How could it be, Harleena?

    For CHAMPS, I love the way how you interpret CHAMPS into some relaxing phrases. I hope I can be a CHAMPS in this year as well. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with us, Harleena.
    Have a nice weekend for you.


  6. pragati

    2015-01-19 at 10:40 am

    Hello Harleena,
    CHAMPS is going to be my mantra for this year..i think number 6 is well chosen..we get so caught up thinking about some big prize that we can forget to celebrate the small victories, or be thankful for the smaller pleasures of life.
    Stopping to take a breath and acknowledging the path traversed can also be a morale booster, I think..
    thanks for sharing this wonderful post, as usual!

  7. Nathan Ambrose

    2015-01-16 at 6:34 pm

    Hi Harleena.

    That was good. You’ve shown that all of us have it in us to become champs!

    You shared some great advice to keep me motivated and positive. I’ve got plans to do so much more this year, and articles like these will help.



    P.S. I’m now your newest Ahaian! I’ve just subscribed!

  8. Mayura De Silva

    2015-01-16 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Champion,

    I know you’re a champion indeed, Harleena 🙂 And inspires us to be a champion as well. Thank you so much for that 🙂

    I thought I’d comment on your blog first, but you were ahead. See… You were the champion 😉 But it’s not a competition and doesn’t has to be the first, so I’m a champ too. Logic works for both, eh? 😉 lol…

    This is a very apt and inspirational post as we celebrate the New Year. I felt it whispering us to embrace the hope and believe in ourselves 🙂 Dreams can come true, if we believe. I mean “really” believe.

    It should never left go unsaid, you never cease to amaze us with your cute and wonderful acronyms, Harleena 😉 I know the factors you have mentioned are vital in this process, and I’d like to point out #5 – Choose The Best, ’cause it had a big impact in my life. Even when no one around, make yourself the best 🙂

    I’m sure it may be different among vivid personalities. But you know, when there are people who truly understands you and respect you for who you are, nothing else really matters. Sometimes others bring out the best in us, don’t you agree? 🙂

    I still believe I’m a wanna-be-champion and believes it can be attain by helping others like you do dear. It could be that my nature of satisfaction, which makes me wanna give more as I feel rewarded and each time, it reminds me I can still do more and more.

    As I worry less about myself, I feel I can do more to others as well 🙂 If you are not afraid to lose, it brings you the true freedom. Isn’t it?

    Thank you for this wonderful post and keeping us inspired as always dear 🙂

    You have a wonderful weekend ahead! Well… Like a champion 😉


  9. Christine Larsen

    2015-01-16 at 4:50 am

    Hallo Harleena,
    Wonderfully positive aspirations and challenges for all of us in 2015.
    Have bookmarked your site to return to as my year unfolds. But also copying your link and some of the salient points to send to our daughter in an email. In a few weeks she goes into detox, and then up to 3 months in a special ‘recovery’ house on a farm for the addicted, for in-depth counselling and help to cope and be able to return to as normal a life as possible. She is needing all the help, support and love in the world for the difficult days ahead. I believe your words will help her see that light at the end of the tunnel glowing even brighter.
    Thank you most sincerely

  10. Lisa Sicard

    2015-01-15 at 12:50 am

    Hi Harleena, what a great post to start the new year. I do believe that passion is the key. We also have to visual ourselves as champions, something not as easy to do as it sounds.
    I do agree its all about our mindset and who we surround ourselves with.
    Thanks for sharing the inspiring tips and they’ll be greag to look back on a down day. Hope your week is going well as the new year is beginning!

  11. Neamat Tawadrous

    2015-01-15 at 12:27 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Happy New Year and welcome back to the blogosphere. It is so nice to see you back and a CHAMPION!!

    What an awesome post to start the new year. Yes, our attitude and mindset play a very important role in moving us into the championship state of mind. Champions aren’t born but they are shaped and modeled with time.

    I so strongly agree with you that to become a champion, we need to accept change and change ourselves and focus on what we can do better even if that is going to take us beyond our comfort zone.

    Living like a champion is possible in all walks of life if we want and take steps to change ourselves and do the hard work involved.

    Thanks Harleena for a wonderful share. Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Be Blessed,


  12. Andrew

    2015-01-14 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Great post to start 2015.

    Great acronym as well. We all have to be champions of our own lives.

    I love your 6 ways to become a champion of your own life. Number 1 & Number 2 are definitely important.

    You’re attitude towards things can definitely affect how things in your life work. If you have a negative attitude, negative things will consistently happen to you … and you’ll be left wondering why.

    And the best way to change your attitude is to change your mindset from the beginning.

    “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.” You know, that’s so true.

    Also, regarding Number 5, that’s absolutely the truth. I use to hang around negative people and non-ambitious people and in turn, I myself started becoming negative and lost every ambitious bone in my body. I had to cut people off and start surrounding myself with positive people in order to change and start walking on the path to success.

    Excellent post here, Harleena. Truly Excellent.

    – Andrew

  13. Sherman Smith

    2015-01-14 at 10:23 am

    Hey Harleena,

    You are really starting the year great with this post! Mastery Of Self! When it comes to being a champion that’s what you have to do to be aligned with success.

    Your Mindset, Attitude, and Habits you create lays out those foundation. I tell others you want to create the “magnetism” or “frequency” that’s going to attract the likeness that you want. If you have internalize success with everything that you do, then you will definitely attract success. Otherwise you won’t. It’s just as simple as that.

    But in order to do this, one must look at the tips you just mentioned above. Many will overlook, which I can understand from all the conditioning. At least I have overlooked this when I began my entrepreneurial journey, but after failure after failure, it dawned on me that I might have to look more into personal development and mindset training in order to attract the success that I want!

    Thanks for sharing Harleena! I hope you’re having a great week!

  14. Adrienne

    2015-01-14 at 4:09 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Yep, I believe I’m a champion of my life. I’m by no means perfect but I’ve come a long way putting things together and figuring out the way to really make things show up for me.

    I’ve been kind of going head to head with someone lately and I decided it was time to distance myself. Of course like most situations they feel I’m in the wrong but when you have someone who only wants to argue with you then that drains my positive energy and upsets me. The fact is we aren’t going to see eye to eye so stop coming back to me with your hurtful comments. I just don’t understand people like that so we have to surround ourselves with those people who are positive, uplifting and of the same mindset. I think that’s a big key to us staying on our desired path in life.

    I need to still light that fire though… I did last year being so excited about releasing my product but it’s a new year and I have new ventures I’m involved in. I need to start getting really motivated now that I’m back from vacation and light that fire that’s going to get me really going. Maybe then I can 100% say I’m a champion and I intend to stay that way throughout the year.

    Great share and a great way to start us off for the new year. Glad you enjoyed your time off and great to see you back too. You have a great rest of your week and enjoyed the post.


  15. Don Purdum

    2015-01-14 at 1:46 am

    Hi Harleena,

    “Year of CHAMPS” – I’m in!!!!

    I love this article and I can see the parallels you mentioned in contrast with my post yesterday.

    I love optimist, they change the world and make it a better place to be. Optimists see the possibilities and what can be in spite of the challenges and obstacles.

    There is always hope and a way, we just have to be open minded enough to find them. Right?

    That’s why I love your section around right thinking and mindset. If you believe you can’t; you are right.

    As for me, I absolutely can and I will. Alongside those such as yourself who are able, willing and determined to be the best!!!!

    Let’s do this in 2015 Harleena. I’m all in.

    Here is to a Happy New Year!!!

    ~ Don Purdum

  16. Mi Muba

    2015-01-13 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Harleena

    Very inspirational post and really helpful to make a good start of the new year.

    It is the right of everyone to be good and look good. For this he needs to create excellence to be noticed by others and make his life a symbole of success.

    So the most important thing is how one takes his life. It may sound funny but everyone should take his life as the one who he loves most, admires most and follows most to make it happier and then reap its blessings in return.

    Attitude is the foundation of the foundation to become champion in one’s life. While struggling it is good to have a backup plan but it must be with the firm belief to use it as SoS and not earlier than that stage.

    Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful post that really made me emotional and thats credit goes to your prowess of heart-touching writing.

  17. Ikechi Awazie

    2015-01-13 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Harleena

    You have picked a good theme for the year. I love the affirmation for ABC. Being a CHAMPION

    You are right being a champion first starts from within before it manifests outside. A positive attitude with a mindset fro success and a passion that is as strong as fire will always choose the best choices and will know when to celebrate his accomplishments. Thanks for giving such words of wisdom

    What a wonderful way to boost confidence in all ABC members as well as readers. We are all Champions. So lets make it happen this year. Have a wonderful week.

  18. Philip Verghese Ariel

    2015-01-13 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Harleena,
    Though I have been here at ABC waiting for this post, since the notification alert was appearing on top of the page, but unfortunately i could not reach in time and I missed this notification thus this delay in reaching here. I just found it at sherryl’s tweet at twitter and I am at fb with a trouble again I faced, and today after @admin Harleena’s note at fb brought me here again. Yes the problem was with my browser. I was using Mozilla and now changed to chrome and its working well, thus this note.
    This is an amazing post indeed for the opening of a New Year!
    Yes, @vinzen and @admin you brought out a Wonderful post as a gift to your readers and the members of ABC!
    Yes, You knitted a wonderful Acronym! Let me repeat it here.
    C – Celebrations
    H – Happiness
    A – Achievements
    M – Miracles
    P – Prosperity
    S – Success
    Oh! Yeah, We all wants to be Champions!!
    And Hah! That is in our Motto and it’s in our hands too!
    That is really wonderful!!!
    I am sure many do not know this great Truth!
    Yes, ultimately we are the decision makers! We Want To Be Champs Or Not!
    Yes We all wants to be ONE ! 🙂
    The points you brought out in this post for the New Year 2015 is indeed wonderful boost!
    Your 6 point formula for becoming a Champion is really noteworthy!
    And Ha, of course the related connected links too are educative ones, especially the ones: “Are You Living An Ideal Lifestyle and the 11 Keys to Success From The Quotes of Successful People
    If one emulate it and with a passion or dedication follow it diligently one can achieve the goal.
    I am sure the magic formulas will do tremendous success in reaching that higher level.
    May this post be a motive to all your readers and visitors this Year.
    Yes the ultimately the Key word is that: Be your own champion. Yes, Let us be our own champion!!

    Wish you All readers especially the Ahaians a Wonderful and Successful and CHAMPION New Year 2015 🙂
    Thank you so much Harleena for sharing this though provoking educative post for at the Eve of New Year 2015.
    Have a Great and Profitable time of Sharing and Caring 2015 🙂 🙂 🙂
    ~ Phil

  19. Angela McCall

    2015-01-13 at 10:22 am

    Hi Harleena,

    This is a pretty good post for the year 2015. 🙂

    Yes, ATTITUDE is everything. You have to change your attitude to make things possible. To makes things happen. Negativity can really suck all your energy and good vibrations. It depletes you quick. So must think positive always.

    …and in order to change your attitude you have to have the right mindset. Our mind is like the soil that needs to be cultivated. If you plant the wrong seed in the soil, you will reap the wrong harvest. They ask, “What comes up first? The chicken or the egg?” Well, I think our attitude…and the right mindset is what brings our ACTIONS and EMOTIONS. So yeah, the BRAIN is on top of our body because it rules our body, mind, and spirit.

    Ah, PASSION is also very important. People who doesn’t have this are like zombies who goes to work and live from paycheck to paycheck and doesn’t really have any meaning in life. You’ve got to have passion for what you really want to do. I believe this is the success of many business entrepreneurs.

    I agree with you when you said, “Passion is a strong feeling or emotion or something that is desired intensely.” It’s like LOVE and HATE…both of the strongest emotions we have which can either make it or break it.

    They said it takes 21 days to break a habit. Or to make a good habit. I sometime I struggle on this specially in my Writing. Like I can’t seem to write 500-1000 words a day. Man, it’s hard to be a Writer!!!!! *LOL* So I commend you, Harleena. I’m not much of a writer but I do love expressing my opinion.

    Aaaaaaaahhhhhh….ABSOLUTELY!!!!! We always have a choice. When life throws us in a jungle or when it storms hail and we can’t see where we are going, we always have a choice, right? With me, I’ll be definitely PRAYING if this happens to me. *laughs* Anyway, just a little humor there.

    GREAT POST, my dearest friend. Thank you for sharing all your nuggets to us. May everyone adopt all these wonderful, wonderful ingredients on how to be a CHAMP OF YOUR LIFE IN 2015.


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