It seems that the key to winning any contest is in the belief that you can win. It is through this belief that we strive to be the best, work tirelessly to accomplish our goals and sacrifice whatever necessary to see our objectives met. Through careful preparation, you can win any contest. Taking the time necessary to study the previous winners' strategies is of vital importance. Any contest from hot dog eating to master spelling bees have a history of champions who possess the skills and drive to accomplish the task of being the best at what they do. Study these champions to decipher their methods of pacing their strategies and channeling their talents into accomplishing their goals.
Much can be said for positive thinking. There is an entire movement on the train of thought that holds that if you visualize your goal on a daily basis, you will accomplish that goal, no matter how insurmountable it may seem. Most life coaches recommend compiling a list and collage of all of your goals into a poster. This poster is to be displayed where you will see it on a daily basis, and the goals portrayed on this poster will become so much a reality of your life that you will find yourself accomplishing every one of them. The same strategy applies to winning any contest. Visualize your goal. Believe in your goal. Accomplish your goal.
Practice, is of course, imperative to winning of any contest. If you are not committed enough to the goal of winning to practice, than the possibility of victory is completely lost. Again, any contest from hot dog eating to spelling bee is accomplished through training and preparation through practice. Do not take the other contestants for granted. They are working just as hard as you are, and you must continue practicing all the way up to the moment of competition to assure that you will win any contest.
Finally, grace in victory is the ultimate display of showmanship. Always be generous in your praise of other contestants. Their positive energy in their happiness for you will carry you through countless additional victories. Your pride in the knowledge that you worked your hardest to accomplish your goals will give you the increased satisfaction in knowing that you deserve to reap the rewards of your hard work. Being a humble victor will guarantee you to win any contest.
Lillian G. W is a marketing executive for global consumer brands, media, and high tech businesses. She loves writing about shopping, product reviews, fashion, travel, green innovation, arts & entertainment. She spots consumer trends, explores and assembles ideas, and provides creative solutions to business challenges. Currently, she writes for IMshopping.com