What is a Winning Mindset?
You’ve probably heard about growth mindset (make sure you check out my 170 Affirmations for Growth Mindset). A winning mindset is similar – it’s a particular way of thinking which is focused on rising to challenges and setting goals with the intention of success. Winners Mentality Quotes are motivating statements used to help get you there. Below I discuss the qualities you need to have the mindset of a winner (and how you as their parent can support them with this) and list some amazingly inspirational quotes on winners attitude.
Mindset of a Winner
Before we look at some great growth mindset quotes for kids, let’s look at what qualities help you have the mindset of a winner. Here are my top six – and how you as a parent can help your kids develop them.
Having a positive outlook, even in the face of adversity, is crucial. Optimism is key to a winning attitude, as is having the belief that setbacks are opportunities for growth. Try to support your child to be positive, even when things don’t work out. What can you learn to figure out how you might do things differently next time? Reflection on performance should be two-pronged: focus on what you did well, and what you can improve on next time.
It’s essential to set specific, achievable goals. A winning mindset involves knowing what you want to achieve and formulating a plan to get there. Help your child identify their goals and break them down into smaller, readily achievable chunks, as well as thinking about some longer-term goals too. If you’re clear on exactly what it is you want to achieve, you can be more focused on how to get there.
Be persistent and determined in the pursuit of your goals. Being committed and willing to put in the effort and time is the mark of a winning mindset. The reality is, you may not always feel like putting in the work, but showing up even when you don’t feel like it is what makes the difference. Talk to your kids about what commitment means and the importance of sticking with something rather than giving up when you’ve had a couple of bad days.
Ability to Adapt:
Life can throw unexpected curveballs. Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances are vital. You might need to adjust your strategies or even alter your goals slightly – while staying true to your ultimate aim. Sometimes kids can become fixated on a particular achievement, to the exclusion of all other possibilities. Help them by pointing out other ways of getting there, or other goals they could focus on, if the current one becomes unlikely.
Believing in your abilities and having confidence in yourself is essential. Self-confidence allows you to take calculated risks and overcome self-doubt. Confidence can waver of course and this is where kids will need parents to support them. It’s important that they see you love them unconditionally and not just for what they achieve.
Bouncing back from failures and setbacks is a critical aspect of a winning mindset. Instead of dwelling on past mistakes, winners tend to use them as learning opportunities. It can be hard sometimes, but with a safe and secure base (you), their resilience is likely to be pretty good. Discuss with your children the fact that most people don’t win or achieve their goal the first time (as many of the quotes on winners attitude below indicate). Keep trying, don’t give up, carry on.
Winners Mindset Quotes
If you want to provide your kids or teens with some inspiration and motivation, here are some great winning mentality quotes:
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela
“Hard work outweighs talent — every time.” – Kobe Bryant
“Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi
“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.” – Napoleon Hill
“Winners make the effort while losers make excuses.” – Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
“Dreams are whispers of our ambitions, which guide us in the right direction and our actions are the means of transportation to achieve them.” – Efrat Cybulkiewicz
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – Serena Williams
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston S. Churchill
“Losers fix the blame; winners fix what caused the problem.” – Denis Waitley
“Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” – Kobe Bryant
“If you want to be a winner, act like one.” – Frank Sonnenberg, Listen to Your Conscience: That’s Why You Have One
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
“The thing that matters is how you recover from a set lost.” – Rafael Nadal
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
More Quotes on Winners Attitude…
“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” – Kobe Bryant
.“Success is a state of Mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” – Dr. Joyce Brtohers
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today“. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me”. – Ayn Rand
“I cannot be defeated unless I decide that today is the day I stop trying.”– Germany Kent
“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”– Robert Collier
“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.” – Wilma Rudolph
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
“I believe you can do 99 percent of the things right but not possess a positive winning attitude, and you will fail.” – Arthur L. Williams, Jr.
“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.” – Bonnie Blair
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
I hope you’ve found these quotes on winners attitude as inspirational as I have – do share them with your kids when they need a bit of help developing a winning mindset! If you’re looking for more positive quotes, check out 45 Inspiring Adventure Quotes for Kids and 34 Quotes About Strong Daughters and How to Raise Them.