What is a Champion?
- An ongoing winner in a game or contest.
- Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest.
- Somebody who fights for a cause or status.
- Someone who fights on another’s behalf.
- Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one’s competitors.
- Excellent; beyond compare.
- Excellent; brilliant; superb; deserving of high praise.
- To promote, advocate, or act as a champion for (a cause, etc.).
- To challenge.
- a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place:
- anything that takes first place in competition
- an animal that has won a certain number of points in officially recognized shows
- a person who fights for or defends any person or cause:
- a champion of the oppressed.
- a fighter or warrior.
- to act as champion of; defend; support:
- Obsolete. to defy.
- first among all contestants or competitors.
What is a champion?
A champion is more than a single person, everyone has someone in their corner encouraging, coaching, motivating, and inspiring them to do better, to reach the next level. Like a parent does for their child, a teacher should for their students, employers should for their employees. The world would be a better place if we had more champions around.
They are they type of people that will take responsibility, making sure success is achieved and assemble their team to work around a cause.
Traits of a champion
Every Champion has a set of traits that sets them apart from others. These could be as follows:
- Never give up, an I mean, NEVER!
- Find Humor and Laughter
- Be Perceptive
- Love Learning
- Find or Have Self-Motivation
- Inspire Others
- Dare to Leave Your Comfort Zone
- Be Authentic
- Find Your Bravery
- Be Character – Driven
- Be Decisive
- Engage With Others
- Be Fearless
- Become Goal – oriented
- Progressive – keep moving, learning, growing
Qualities of a champion
All champions posses many qualities, some are as follows:
Persistence – If you really desire something, you must go after it.
Trust yourself – If you have a feeling nagging at you that something isn’t right, be strong enough to walk away, and know that other opportunities will present themselves.
Team Support – Surround yourself with people who are on your side, will encourage, and support you.
Physical and Mental health – No champion is a couch potato who doesn’t keep learning. Think positively to be more positive. Always keep learning new things, you never know when it will come in handy.
Helpful – Don’t be afraid to help others with no reward in return. The knowledge that you did what was helpful and good is the reward.
Love – Love yourself and others
How to be a champion
The best way to be a champion is to be better than you were yesterday. Constantly strive to improve and do your best. Grow, improve and exit your comfort zone, then you will be the champion you’re striving to be.
Find Your Inner Champion
No not the character, yourself!
Find Your Inner Talent – Discover and develop your natural talents. The things you excel at without to much struggle. That’s not to say you don’t continue learning, you can always improve on your talents. You just need to find them first.
Know Your Limitations – Understand your weaknesses, and build off of them. Don’t feel like you can’t use them to your advantage in some way. Knowing what your weaknesses are makes you stronger.
Explore All of Your Talents – You may have more than one area you’re strong at, find which one you are more tuned to and explore that, but don’t forget all those other talents hiding in the background waiting to be utilized. You never know when one can be used with another.
Try to Master New Skill – When you learn new skills, do what you can to master it.
Identify Your Main Goal – When you find your main goal, begin working toward it until you achieve it.
Training Like A Champion
Become an Exceptional Student – A champion studies to improve their skills, learning all they can when they can.
Find Phill and Learn Everything You Can – Find your mentor and learn all you can from them.
Develop Your Training – Build your skills, study to improve, and work to make yourself better.
Train Your Body and Mind – Keep your thinking positive, be confident. Your mind and body are connected, you need to train them both to work together, with each other.
Find Your Motivation – There are always times where we’ll find ourselves in a downward spiral. Find your motivation in writing, music, collages, etc. Whatever you can do to keep going, do it.
Reward/Discipline Yourself – Keep yourself en route by giving yourself a punishment for not achieving your goal, but reward yourself when you do achieve it.
Be a Good Sport
Leave It On The Field – “Do your best and forget the rest” – Tony Horton. He had it right when he said those words. Don’t dwell on what you could have done better. Do your best and leave it as that. (Something I always feel and need to get better at leaving it ‘on the field’)
Win/Lose Gracefully – Don’t brag or put others down, learn from your losses and use them to motivate yourself to improve your skills.
Give Credit Where It’s Due – There is always someone in your corner and they deserve recognition as well for all they’ve done to motivate, encourage and support you along the way.
Take Responsibility for Success/Failure – Only you can decide whether or not you’re a success. Don’t blame others for your mistakes, own them and move forward.
Carrying yourself like a champion
Celebrate Wins, Big and Small – enough said.
Surround Yourself with the Successful – Surround yourself with like-minded people who will support you as you do them.
Be Optimistic – Stay positive
Find Champion Role Models – Find someone you can look up too, get wisdom from, gain inspiration from.
Find Your Next Main Goal – Once you’ve achieved one goal, it’s time to find another. Where is your next challenge?
Why you are failing to become a champion
Worry, uncertainty, and fear of failure will sneak up on you when you least expect it. It’s like a sickness that tries to eat away at you until there is nothing left but an empty shell. Don’t allow those to pull you down. Find your courage, your strength to stand up and overcome the obstacles when you’re down and trudge on. Keep pulling yourself from the mud, and take that step, then another toward your goal. You’ll reach it before you know it.
Losing Focus can be another reason you’re not being who you’re striving to become. When you let things sidetrack you into procrastination, or skipping lessons. You’re doing yourself a disservice by cheating yourself out of your achievements.
We all have those moments when we feel unmotivated, everyone goes through it at one time or another. Find what you need to invigorate your motivation and keep going. Create a board with what you’re trying to achieve your goal for. Carry a small journal to record your every achievement and review it to see how far you’ve come (and how close your getting!) Create what you need to keep those motivations high and you can achieve anything.
You are capable of achieving and accomplishing so much ore than you realize. Don’t be afraid to reach for your dreams and work toward the goals you’ve set for yourself. We’ve all got them, know you’re not alone in your journey.
Start by simply doing something each day to get you closer to where you want to be. Small steps will will add up as you go so start taking that step and become a champion!