What Makes a Winner? In many years of interviewing successful people - government leaders, Olympic champions, astronauts, businessmen and other famous
people - one of the British psychologists has come to realise that there is a fine line between them and all other people. He called this line the winner's edge1. This edge is often not the result of your education or unusual talent or luck. The key to the winner's edge is attitude. There is an old saying that "As we sow2, so we shall mow3". Our rewards depend on the efforts we take. You yourself are responsi¬ble for your place in life. Have you asked yourself about how you want to spend your life? What are your goals? It's important to learn what you are good at instead of leaving it to your parents, teachers or friends to take decisions or make plans for you. The key to success, to mental and physical health is not to lose your excitement about life. If failures sometimes interfere with your progress, you should learn to accept them as normal and think of how to overcome them. Look around and think of what you haven't done well enough to achieve what you wanted to. In our attitude to success we must admit that there is more freedom in modern society than ever before and more opportunity to express our talents and abilities. We have to do things to control our lives. Winners take the talent and abilities they were born with and use them fully to achieve their goals. There are no people without some talent, you should find it in yourself and fully use it to fol¬low your goal. Make yourself work hard. In short, losers let life happen to them, winners make it happen.