Personality Traits Of A Winner And How To Get Those Traits
FEBRUARY 6, 2020 BY MAISIE BYGRAVES
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“I never win anything.” Sound familiar? Some people get the thought of being a born loser stuck in their heads. Constantly confirming they never win anything, often making a joke of it but inwardly crying.
It’s no wonder that these people don’t ever win, if you think you’re a loser, your brain will start to believe you’re a loser. And science has proven that a downtrodden outlook doesn’t bode well if you want to be a winner.
Positive Thinking Has Been Proven To Boost Winning Potential
Don’t you think winners have such a positive, can-do attitude? Think about famous winning figures such as Usain Bolt, Barack Obama, Tony Robbins and Richard Branson – they ooze positivity. They enter a room and radiate an infectious energy and will usually say ‘yes!’ to trying something new or fun. Just look at Branson, casually flying a hot air balloon across the Atlantic.
How do these sorts of people become that way? Are people born this way or do they evolve? There’s a lot to be said for positive thinking and its benefits on the brain and a person’s outlook on life.
KidoLopez and Fuxjagerb’s study, Self-deception’s adaptive value: Effects of positive thinking and the Winner Effect, found that you can deceive your own negative thoughts with positive ones and trick your mind into thinking you’re a born winner. This can even make you fitter too.
“There is good reason to think that self-deception is an adaptation by arguing: (1) self-deception leads to a positive self-perception and (2) a positive self-perception increases an individual’s fitness.” They concluded that “self-deception indeed has adaptive value.”
They explore the Winner Effect which “is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders.” By training yourself mentally and physically, you can deceive your brain into thinking you can win anything.