Our 3-year olds son favourite affirmation at the moment is “I am a winner”.
Whenever we take a walk he loves saying ‘Lets have a race, on your marks, get
set, let’s go’.
As he darts he exclaims aloud ‘I’m winning’!
His other affirmation he likes to say a lot is ‘I am a champion’.
Now we’re not trying to give him a one sided view of things by no stretch of the imagination. By introducing him to this kind of self-affirmation vocabulary at an early age we are trying to inculcate what Dr. Waitley frames like this…
“The term ‘Winning’ may sound phony to you. Too materialistic. Too full of A’s, or luck, or odds, or muscle-bound athletes. True winning, however, is no more than one’s own personal pursuit of individual excellence. You don’t have to knock other people down or gain at the expense of others. ‘Winning’ is taking the talent and potential you were born with, and have since developed, and using it fully toward a goal or purpose that makes you happy.”
Part of that is worth reiterating…
Talent + Potential towards a goal or purpose that fulfils you.
Is there something right now that could fulfil you not necessarily in the mere attainment of it but also in the process of realizing it?
Give it some thought…
And then work your potential towards it.
Win or lose, enjoy the process...that's what ultimately builds you.