Winners learn that they can’t afford negatives.
Negatives are a delicious personal indulgence that winners learn they can’t afford. They’ve learned that indulging in excuse making, blaming others, whining and complaining about what they don’t have doesn’t improve their situation at all.
It may make them feel better.
It may give them some comfort, like a warm blanket, but it doesn’t get them where they want to go.
Winners know they have to do things that others won’t do.
They have to do things that will separate them from the pack. On the other hand, they have the same amount of time as everyone else. They’ve learned that success comes from making things happen in the time available to them and any negativity they indulge in is counterproductive.
It’s a mark of maturity.
Winners are just as prone to excuse making and whining as anyone else. However, over time they learn that doesn’t get them where they want to go. As a result, they learn how to avoid it. It’s part of the maturing process that leaders go through.