If this makes you angry, you are probably a loser. Never fear. If you want it, change is only a harrowing, painful journey of reflection, self-awareness and action away. Of course, a tender loser and a smug winner are equally repugnant.

From the student-facing side of a training course name toblerone at Aberdeen Drilling School, July 2013:

The winner is always part of the answer
The loser is always part of the problem
The winner always has a program
The loser always has an excuse
The winner says ‘let me do it for you’
The loser says ‘that’s not my job’
When a winner makes a mistake, he says, ‘I was wrong’
When a loser makes a mistake, he says, ‘it wasn’t my fault’
A winner says ‘I’m good, but not as good as I could be’
A loser says ‘I’m not as bad as a lot of other people’
A winner feels responsible for more than his job
A loser says, ‘I only work here’
The winner sees an answer in every problem
The loser sees a problem in every answer
The winner says ‘it may be difficult but it’s possible’
The loser says ‘it may be possible, but it’s too difficult’
A winner listens
A loser waits for his turn to talk


AuthorI.B. Simpson