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Sacrificing our spiritual and family commitments in quest to win is foolishness. Having your priorities screwed up when it comes to spirit and to family is common but never good. We do it in emulation of our parents and peers. But nothing can make you true winner when you have to sacrifice those things to win.
This part of definition requires you to be true to who you are and not necessarily to rules of ďthe game.Ē Donít have children you donít want to care for because everyone else has kids at a certain age. Donít volunteer your time to projects that take you away from your family but raise your profile if it is your family that really matters to you. Be true to yourself.
So, how can you be winner you want to be? Itís simple, do opposite of loser. The losers lose because they choose not to win. Losers choose not to win because they fail at learning or fail at growing.
Again, both winner and loser will suffer losses however; winner learns from his losses and changes his approach, which is a sign of growth. The loser may learn but may not grow. The loser may give up before learning and growth can occur. The ultimate loser will not learn and continue to persevere until defeat becomes a complete loss similar to drug addict or alcoholic that ends up on street with absolutely nothing.
The mind of a winner is trained over time to learn from failure and will always grow as a result. The ultimate winner excitedly anticipates opportunity to grow and change over time. The ultimate winner will learn and grow from failures of others and will see trouble before it hits and take action. The ultimate winner makes winning look effortless to outsiders looking inside.
We in African-American community need to adopt winning entrepreneurial attitude and spirit. Global financial storm clouds are up ahead. Social security, global competition, demographic shifts, global terrorism, technological advancements and increasing demand for highly skilled, highly educated yet cheap labor will strain our economic and political institutions beyond their limits. Only winning edge will preserve them.
Only winning edge will lead to our advancement in face of these challenges. Only financially secure, innovators and creators and those courageous enough to take action now will thrive and they will be among those leading our country to it next great height.
Black Americans will undoubtedly be among these great leaders. Why not join these future leaders? Get winning edge today.
Bret Searles is a freelance writer on Black wealth issues, author of the ebook "The 7 Simple Secrets to Building Wealth: An African American's Guide", and publishes in ezine at www.blackwealthnow.com