What does being a winner mean?
What are winners made of?
Is there any common denominator among winners?
Yehuda Shinar, the founder of Winning Enterprises, launched an eighteen-year study to answer these questions of what makes a winner.
This fascinating pioneer voyage into the world and mind of numerous winners, revealed the secret of their success and how they attained their substantial level of achievement in their respective fields of interest.
So, what makes a winner?
Is it their talent? Is it their IQ? Or maybe it’s just a question of being lucky?
You might be surprised to discover that it is NONE OF THE ABOVE…
Before we go on let’s just check these out…
Is it TALENT? Well, how many people do you know who are extremely talented in their respective field but who find it difficult to actually deliver- either because they become too hasty - or they simply ”freeze” at a critical moment?
In complete contrast – we all know these fantastic deliverers who are not necessarily considered “pure talent”, “naturals” etc., people who may possess an average talent and yet you really want them on your team because of their outstanding performance (winning skills) and level of conduct – especially at the money time…knowing they might make all the difference to you and your team and may even end up as the MVP of the game?
Being Lucky? Well, luck may be there for you once in a while. Yet, when talking of repeated success – let alone the ability to avoid repeating the same mistakes – what has luck got to do with it?
The findings of the Winning Enterprises investigation into what makes a winner, along with its vast practical experience, clarify the mystery of what makes a winner by providing us with the following definition of winners:
Winners are those who are capable of:
1. Repeatedly maximizing their potential even when under pressure and in competitive scenarios.
2. Demonstrating constant improvement in their respective field. Winning Enterprises’ study and practical work with high-profile winners, either from competitive sports, the defence industry or the business world, clearly show there is no correlation between the extent of the achievement and the level of talent in the given area or the IQ level of the winners, not even at the highest levels.
So – if it’s neither the talent, nor the IQ level, nor luck – what is it that gives some people the upper hand over others who may be more gifted and intelligent than they are?
It must be something else!
The answer, which is solidly supported by our vast empirical experience in working with winners, is a special quality we at Winning Enterprises choose to name: Winning Intelligence.
Winning Intelligence comprises a number of elements – all of which are acquirable as explained clearly in the Winning Model.
The practical significance of Winning Intelligence is that as a skill, it can be learned, practiced, developed and improved.
Something to think about….
The well-known phenomenon known as being a “late bloomer” or a “slow starter” is the strongest proof that being a winner is not predestined in terms of “yes or no”, but is actually an acquirable and developable capacity! Just like any other skill!