Setting yourself up for Success by creating a winning mindset

Professional teams know the importance of having a winning mindset. This is why they do a round of “wins” at the start of every meeting. Imagine, if you apply the same mindset to your personal life, you can set yourself up for success. A simple and great way to do that is by setting goals and celebrating them. So, if you want to win at a personal level, you must do a little round of “wins”’ in your mind at the beginning of the year, when you set your goals. Ask yourself these questions:

  • What did you achieve this past year?
  • How did you achieve it?
  • How did it make you feel?

The size of your wins doesn’t matter. Big wins and small wins are all wins. Kick off with this positive habit of naming and counting your wins.

Big wins

As an intuitive leadership coach, I had an eventful 2021. In a brief moment of retrospection, I realised that although it was a pandemic year, I had even more wins than previously. For four months, I had to close my practice, and I wasn’t allowed to meet people face to face. What did I do instead? I immediately took the opportunity to follow a Program called Magnetic Mind Coaching, which I always wanted to do.  And I got the certificate and therefore can call myself officially a Magnetic Mind Coach! On average, people typically take about 10 to 12 months to finish. I had four months at my disposal, and I did it in just two and a half. That is a big win!

I always wanted to have my practice right next to my house. First, I purchased a houseboat where I could host my practice. Then I moved it to that location. Even though at the beginning I was a little bit cautious, thinking, “Hmm, will I like it?”. I love it. Simply doing something without knowing if you’re really going to like it and then finding out you actually do is a huge win.

Small wins

There are other wins I had throughout the year that I consider small. The boat I bought was painted black and blue and named The Bruise. The previous owner had a sense of humour ;).  I decided to change its colours. The new look reflected forest colours; black from the earth, brown from the tree trunks, and cream from the sunshine. On the top, I created a garden, a living roof, also known as a green roof. Now it is not just me who is happy; my neighbours tell me constantly how much they love the view, so they’re happy, too. In this way, a small win became a big win after all.

Start setting your exciting goals

These are just a few examples of small and big wins. With this in mind, set your goals for the new year. A good way to start is by sharing your big wins from the past year.


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