In our society being a WINNER is what symbolizes success. Victory is the ultimate factor and we live and die by it. We don’t tolerate failure and it isn’t an option. If somebody fails in our society he or she is demeaned as unsuccessful.

In our society being a WINNER is what symbolizes success. Victory is the ultimate factor and we live and die by it. We don’t tolerate failure and it isn’t an option. If somebody fails in our society he or she is demeaned as unsuccessful.

But “don’t panic” I am only mentioning extremes. Most people fall somewhere in the grey area (more closer to the winning side) between Winning and Losing. The general public is generally successful at something’s but then lose at others. They are successful enough to be recognized but then don’t fail enough to be forgotten.

To give you a better idea of this scale, an example of person who is failing at life could be a homeless person, who while having the resources around stays homeless. And an example of a winner could be somebody like Steve Jobs who reached the apex of his career and changed the world.

Steve Jobs Quote

So if you’re fed up with losing or just simply want to win more, you have to put in the work. With a lot of dedication and a little bit of knowledge a person can easily change their life and become a winner. This knowledge is what I hope to share with you today.

After a lot of research I was able to condense a huge resource down to this list of 27 key differences between winners and losers. The purpose was that you could take this list one point at a time and try to implement 27 short term goals rather than a large unmanageable long term goal “To Become a Winner”.

I hope this will help you determine where you stand and where you still need to improve. Here are 27 things that winners do and losers don’t.

27 Differences Between Winners and Losers:


1. Winners Are Driven

Winners are very ambitious and driven about what they want to achieve. They don’t take no for answer and self-motivate themselves to keep going.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

2. Winners Take Responsibility

Winners hold themselves accountable for what happens in their lives and don’t blame external factors. They feel they are in control of their destiny and don’t let others decide that for them.

3. Winners Are Eager To Learn

Winners are always learning and are always looking for new ways to challenge themselves. They never feel like they know enough and they truly understand that Knowledge really is Power.

4. Winners Are Positive Thinkers

Winners always take an optimistic perspective towards life and are always trying to leverage the field in their favor. 


Watch your thoughts, they become words;

Watch your words, they become actions;

Watch your actions, they become habits;

Watch your habits, they become character;

Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

5. Winners Are Humble

Winners never let their ego get in the way of their success. They know what’s more important. And don’t keep a short term mentality. While they are modest on the inside they know their worth and are confident in their abilities.

6. Winners Are Certain

Winners don’t doubt their actions or decisions. They focus on what they are going to do next and “Pull The Trigger”. They don’t overthink negative thoughts and stand by their actions.

7. Winners Set Goals

Winners are very goal oriented. They decide on what they want and when they want it. And then do whatever they morally can to reach it.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

8. Winners Focus On Solutions

Rather than focusing on the problem, winners focus on how to solve the problem. They don’t let the past hang over them and work on solutions.

9. Winners Work Hard

Winners put in their best effort and never run away from work. They have a relentless engine and they keep pushing forward no matter what the face. They are driven and yearn for success.

10. Winners Take Action

Winners never refrain from action and are always the first to start. They don’t need a reminder to begin working and become legendary.

11. Winners Listen

Winners pay attention to others and think before they speak. They know that don’t have all the answers and know that they need the help of others to reach their goals.

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. ― Stephen R. Covey

12. Winners Are Passionate

Winners love what they do and are passionate about life. They use this inner obsession to fuel them and push them forward; especially when the going gets tough.

13. Winners Are Willing To Stand Alone

Winners are very independent and they understand that the path to victory is sometimes a lonely one. While they are great at communication and networking they are the best lone wolfs.

14. Winners are Self-Motivators

Winners are able to motivate themselves when it gets tough, and are able to keep going. They have a permanent fire inside of them that always burns for success.

15. Winners Constantly Expand Their Comfort Zone

Winners constantly explore challenges and opportunities to expand their comfort zone. They know that being satisfied means you’re not improving and always try to stay on edge.

Challenge and Change

16. Winners Have Strong Will Power

Winners are able to withstand all kinds of hurdles and hardships. They have good self-discipline and are able to control their mind and body. Their body is their temple.

17. Winners Have High Self-Esteem

Winners know what they are worth and they feel good about themselves. They are self-assured and don’t need external approval to keep them steady.

18. Winners Are Persistent

Winners do whatever it morally takes to achieve their goals. They don’t easily give up and don’t let small obstacles get in their way. They push and push and keep pushing until they reach their goal.

19. Winners Aren’t Afraid Of Failure

Winners know that to reach success they will have to at one time or another face failure.  So rather than being afraid of failure, they embrace it and learn form. Winners use failure to motivate themselves even further.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. – Denis Waitley

20. Winners Don’t Procrastinate

Winners don’t put things off and try to get things done as soon as possible. They understand the value of time and try to make every second time.

21. Winners Are Focused

Winners are always dedicated and focused towards whatever they are doing. They know that multi-tasking is a myth and they try to be as productive as possible.

22. Winners Try To Find A Better Way

Winners experiment and don’t put all of their eggs in one basket. They know they are always better ways of doing things. And they try to find what they are.

23. Winners Are Alert

Winners are both physical and mentally alert.  They are always on the lookout for changes in their surroundings. They don’t sit idly like vegetables and are always ready to act.

24. Winners Are Confident

Winners believe in themselves, their abilities and their talents. They are conformable in their own skin and embrace their strengths and weaknesses.  

Confidence Quote

25. Winners Manage Their Time

Winners are very productive and know how to spend their time wisely. They know that life is limited and that ever moment matters. They are not wasteful.  

26. Winners Are Always Improving

Winners make personal development a priority. And always try to improve for the better.

27. Winners Learn From Their Mistakes

Winners make a conscious effort to right their wrongs and learn from their experiences. They know that nobody’s perfect but that it doesn’t hurt to try.


Best of Luck!

Alison R

Alison is a freelance author, yoga enthusiast and a strong believer of self-improvement. Being in the self-help industry for over 9 years, Alison has a plethora of knowledge which she loves to share and discuss with her readers. Alison was one of the first freelance authors for and continues to contribute today.

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