Winning Starts in the Locker Room

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It takes preparation to win.

It takes preparation to win.

It takes preparation to win!

Sometimes people get confused when looking at winners and assume there is no work involved for certain people to win. Well…I beg to differ. After observing and training winners in life, there is a lot of preparation involved in winning. You see, winning does not start when you hear the buzzer sound and the game is about to begin. Winning does not manifest by putting only the best players in the game. Winning starts in the locker room…in the realm of the mind. It is in the mind where the real game begins and where winners are developed. You see, you can not win at life and have losing thoughts. You can not have a winning lifestyle and a losing mentality. Any good team that is known for winning has been mentally trained in the locker room. In the locker room is where true winners develop their strategy. In the locker room is where coaches speak to the minds and hearts of the players and affirm they are winners before the start of the game. In the locker room is where losing thoughts are cursed and winning thoughts are nurtured. In the locker room is where winning the game has already been discussed, planned, and visualized.

So it is for us, as Christians. Before we set foot in our day or prepare to face a difficult circumstance, we must develop an overcoming/winning mentality. We should listen to our Word (our coach) and remind ourselves that “All things are possible to him that believe”, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”, “The Lord will not put more on me than I can bear”, “Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world”, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper”, “I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread”…Hallelujah! I could go on and on because my own written words have just charged my spirit and my mind to know that no matter the circumstance…I win!

It is my life’s mission to continue to develop winners in life. Before winning takes place, you have to speak those things that be not as though they were. Call forth a win over your circumstance. There is nothing more motivating than hanging around folk who have a winning mentality. You might be broken, lost, confused, and defeated but in the presence of a winner…you feel like you can conquer the world. That’s the power of a winning mentality. Recite, I’m a winner on three…one, two, three, I’M A WINNER!!

Remember, winning does not start when you have the things you want in life, it actually starts when you have nothing…but your faith. Rest in the assurance that with Christ, you have been anointed to win!

Live out Loud,

Dr. TC