Champions Have Short Memories

The memory of a Goldfish is appx 3 seconds.

The memory of a Goldfish is appx 3 seconds.

Some times in business we are faced with challenges that hit us so hard emotionally, mentally, and/or financially, that we consider giving up on our dreams. During these times it is critical to remember that if we want to succeed and win like a champion. We must develop the habit of having a short memory.

I know you’re probably thinking that this is completely opposite from everything you’ve ever heard, but let me explain. I’m not talking about forget peoples faces and names after meeting them or conveniently forgetting to perform a task that requires significant effort.

When I say champions have short memories, what I mean is that we must develop the skill of letting go of past failures and let downs and allowing them to remain in the past so these events don’t cloud and prevent future successes.

We must practice forgiving ourselves and others even though we sometimes want to hold a grudge; we must practice being the bigger person and strengthening our resolve to move forward by putting systems or new practices in place that keep unsuccessful past events at bay.

Champions have short memories because they make a habit of learning, correcting past mistakes, and forgetting the pain, and drama associated.

Champions know that they can be right about “how bad their situations is” or they can be rich, happy, and/or living life on their terms.

What events and/or situations could you stand to have a shortened memory about today?

Winners Vs. Champions


Winners and Champions are two different animals.

Winner’s happen to win because they have developed a skill or talent that allows them to achieve a certain outcome. These individuals may be great people but just because they win doesn’t mean they are a champion.

How many times have you seen a professional athlete that claim’s he or she is not a role model. Even if this athlete were to win a championship ring for each finger, to me, he/she would not be a champion. Why? Because being a champion is an inside out job. It’s about who you are and how you choose to live your life.

Champions are Champions because they not only choose to master a craft or profession but because they have chosen to use that profession on craft as a tool to help them master life.

A champion’s entire life revolves around this goal of mastery. They do not give up, they don’t quit and most importantly they keep their commitments to themselves and others.

Champions visualize their goals daily and consistently do the work that others are unwilling to do or are only willing to do some of the time.

Champions are the highest caliber of leaders. Their very presence inspires other to greatness. Who is your greatest champion? How can you use your family, career, or business as a tool to harness the champion within.