1. A winner doesn’t make excuses. It’s easy to find reasons to miss practices and workouts. However, if you stick to your commitments, even when conditions are not ideal, then you will have a successful winning mindset.

2. A winner maintains a White Belt Mentality. Try to learn anything you can from anyone you can and keep an open mind. Remember that winners don’t write off people who might not be “on their level.”

3. A winner knows his/her values and prioritizes them. Winners know what’s most important, like school and family. But they can also make time for what they love like tennis and their social life.

4. A winner wins every day. To continuously be a winner you need to have consistency. “Winning is not a sometime thing. It’s an all the 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 a habit.” – Vince Lombardi

5. Winners build other people up and help them succeed. They realize that someone else’s success doesn’t make them less likely to succeed themselves. They feed off of other people’s success to fuel themselves and help build people up mentally, physically and spiritually. 

6. Winners know themselves and are honest with themselves. They figure out the balance between training harder and taking some time to recover.  They regularly push themselves to the limit but also allow themselves to recover appropriately.

7. Winners believe that everything is possible. They approach new situations with an open mind and don’t limit themselves.

8. Winners have a purpose. Instead of just going through the motions or go on auto-pilot, they meaningfully train or compete to achieve their goals.
9. Winners take chances and are not afraid to lose. They aren’t afraid to take risks, but they can stay controlled when necessary. By knowing they did everything they could to win, the idea of losing doesn’t worry or preoccupy them.

10. Winners don’t waste time.  They stayed focused and associate with people who will build them up instead of attaching themselves to unhelpful people that might distract them.

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