I don’t normally care for series of any kind. I usually lose focus when it comes to multiple editions of the exact same thing.
Take Hunger Games, for example.
Book 1 – entertaining.
Book 2 – “Didn’t I just read this?”
Book 3 – OMG someone die already.
***Although I must make an exception for my beloved Gossip Girl. I could watch Dan Humphrey all day, every day.
Anyways, this past weekend, I had the opportunity and pleasure to travel to Dulles, Virginia to attend my regional Mary Kay January Jump Start. (I haven’t mentioned this before, but yes, I am an active Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and I absolutely love it!) The January Jump Start is intended to be a more casual and inspirational event, boosting people to finish out the last two quarters of the year with success by doing a ton of year-to-date recognition and hosting amazing motivational speakers. This year, we were rewarded with the opportunity to listen to Sean Key and Auri Hathaway tell their stories and teach invaluable lessons about being successful in Mary Kay business and in our outside lives.
They were both incredible speakers, but the general theme of the weekend centered around the idea of being a Champion. Sean Key kicked off the day by outlining the characteristics of being a champion. All ten of these ideas can be placed anywhere in your life to be successful! Whether you are wanting to finally keep a New Year’s resolution, land that job you have been dreaming about, or even beat the battle of the bulge, the Characteristics of a Champion can (and should) be implemented in everything you do! (I must warn you: if you share these secrets with others, you might find yourself amongst a group of champions, therefore not the idol that people aspire to be. If you are ok with that, share away my children!)
So here they are, people, with reckless abandon for you to take and use and change your life with. I chose to keep this as a list as opposed to draaaaaaaaaaagging it out as a series because frankly, it would eventually bore me to write that.
Characteristics of a Champion
- Champions win the victory in the head and heart before any of the work is done.
- Champions tap into their imagination more than their memory.
- Champions believe the risk of victory is worth more than the disappointment of failure.
- Champions have champion coaches.
- Champions know there is nothing more powerful than a winning attitude.
- Champions are motivated by the dream but made by the routine.
- Champions focus on maximizing strengths, not protecting their weaknesses
- Champions have unquestionable integrity.
- Champions go the extra mile.
- Champions never give up.
All of these characteristics, while slightly cheesy and cliché, are so important when you are trying to reach your goals. I encourage you to go through this list with your goal in mind and be very realistic with whether or not you are showing the characteristics of a champion.
I also encourage you to watch Gossip Girl on Netflix if you haven’t already.