One of the best strategies of a great coach is to get his team thinking in the right direction. A great coach builds his team up and helps them believe in themselves. When his team goes out on the field, it’s not only about their ability; it’s about their attitude, mindset and internal dialogue. They will do their best when they go out feeling like winners.
In the same way, you should go out every day feeling like a winner. You’ll do best in life when you have a champion’s attitude because of what you believe about yourself. Stay in the habit of speaking positive, faith-filled words over your life because a healthy self-image is one of the greatest assets you can have. It will not only cause you to rise higher, it will inspire others around you to live at their best, too.
Your life is so important that you can’t afford to live with a negative and defeated mindset. The way you live your life matters! It’s like tossing a stone into a pond that sends ripples across the water—your life “ripples out” and has influence on those around you. You may not think you have that much impact, but your life sets an example. Whether you realize it or not, you are influencing the people in your life even in the most subtle ways. Remember, influence is the power to produce an effect without an apparent exertion. In other words, just by living your life, you are producing an effect.
People are constantly watching and learning from our example, whether positive or negative, and we are responsible for how we influence those around us.
Today, focus on keeping a champion’s mentality. Recognize that the way you see yourself matters and influences those around you. Choose to set yourself in the right direction and help those around you come up higher in every area of their lives.
But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 1:20, AMP)