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Missed Fortune – Creating a Never-ending Win Streak

Posted on | January 13, 2014

Celebrate Your 3 Daily Wins

One of the most useful apps available today for mobile devices is called Win Streak. An incredible entrepreneurial coach by the name of Dan Sullivan was the designer.

The beauty of the app is that every day, at the end of the day, you can pull out your mobile device and write down 3 wins you’ve experienced throughout the day. The idea is to seize the 3 moments in which you had a victory.

Why should we celebrate our wins?

Because it’s too easy to become so caught up in the daily grind that we become trapped in our circumstances. We feel isolated and lost with little control over the direction of our lives. We start feeling like losers.

We forget that the difference between feeling like a loser and feeling like a winner is found right between our ears.

Think about it. If you were to create an app for your life’s game, would you want it to be a game in which you were always losing? Or would you rather be part of a game in which you always came out on top?

Instead of focusing on what we didn’t accomplish, it’s much more powerful to acknowledge the things in which we triumphed.

This means that we must stop treating happiness as a destination and recognize that it is a journey that is measured by our progress rather than our perfection.

It’s okay to measure backwards and celebrate where we’ve been and to be happy with where we’re going. It’s a waste of time to worry over what we would have, could have, or should have done. Our forward momentum is maintained by celebrating what we did.

Not All Wins Look Alike

Part of learning how to create a never-ending win streak involves learning to see the silver lining when things don’t go exactly as we’d hoped or planned.

For instance, if your wife were to call you and interrupt your busy day with the news that your son had fallen and had to go get stitches, you have a choice to make. You could be stressed out and upset about the meeting you have to cancel or the work that isn’t getting done. Or you could celebrate the fact that you were there when your child needed your loving support.

By focusing on the positive, you can continue to progress in spite of the curve-balls that will almost certainly come your way.

This is a habit you can teach your children as well. At the dinner table or at bedtime, ask them to tell you about three positive things that happened to them that day. Pretty soon they’ll develop the habit of looking for positive things.

It’s so easy to buy into the negative things; all it takes is one person complaining about the negative to get us focusing on the wrong things. On the other hand, we all know people who tend to brighten the room when they enter it because they have learned to notice and accentuate the positive.

Once we’ve written down and celebrated our three wins for the day, we can then write down three positive things that we hope to achieve tomorrow.

This is a very powerful habit to acquire. Not only will it help us overcome the tendency to feel like a loser, but also it will empower us to create the never-ending win streak that will become a life of happiness.

Now imagine applying this never-ending win streak to your money. How do you get on a win streak to not lose?

If you understand strategies like indexing, you don’t lose when the economy or the market goes down.  When taxes go up, you still don’t lose. When inflation happens, it helps you instead of hindering you. It’s a permanent win streak with your money.

When you think and behave like a winner with your foundational assets, your intellectual assets, and your financial assets, your future will be that of a winner.

To learn how to get started on your never-ending win streak, visit with a wealth architect today.

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