Book Summary: Permission to Win

From a new breed of motivator, America’s Attitude Coach

Ray Pelletier gives you a practical guide to translating

your personal mission into concrete action. Make it today

yours on January 1st. Say goodbye to negative thoughts and

change your life by giving yourself Permission to Win.

A conversation with the champions

Bad perceptions of ourselves are created early

childhood and may stay with us for the rest of our lives,

unless we make an effort to change and have victory


Decide to win

The first step to winning is: you have to decide to win.

Your January 1st marks the day you decided to restructure

his way of thinking and escape from every cell into which

others have limited you.

What is victory?

Victory is recognition of one of life’s greatest truths –

“It doesn’t matter what happens to you, it only matters what you do

with what happens to you!” – the winner is someone who

knows how to overcome adversity.

Goals and missions

Your mission refers to your reason for being on earth,

your purpose in life. We all need a vision and a mission

that reflects our unique talents and desires. It is

something is eating us and it is the inner voice that

it tells us what we should do with our time.

Some of the unhappiest people are those who never stop

goals for yourself and continue to work at a job that

they hate or stay in a hopeless relationship. these

people cheat themselves of higher personal fulfillment

and inner peace.

Attitude – the magic of mental training

You have to find yourself a coach. Where you can find

the best coach? Look in the mirror. If you are going to be a

long term winner, you have to access your subconscious

mind and reprogram it with positive thoughts and

experiences that will keep you on top!

If you were programmed to think you were a loser and

will never amount to much, chances are that’s what you

become. You can reprogram yourself to think like you

are the winner.

Learning does that

You are responsible for getting the best education

to prepare you for your dream. Note that many

cases of “overnight success” actually took years


Remember: winners never stop learning.

Communication – the center of the wheel

Winners follow these principles of effective communication:

1. Think before you speak.

2. Keep control of your emotions and be positive,

with an open mind and respect for other people’s views.

3. When communicating with others: Be polite. do not

abort. Be attentive.

4. When you have something to say, start by listening.

5. KISS – Keep It Simple, Simon! This means great

communicators use clear, simple, concise and direct

Language. No one likes a pretentious person who only takes advantage

big words and likes to sound superior.

6. Unnecessary raising of the voice can be interpreted as

a sign of anger or frustration and should be avoided in

each example. Stay focused on your goal.

Family and personal relationships

Winners can weather the storm and come out okay. If

your husband left you, maybe it’s time to put on a

victory hat and let’s move on. Create your new life and don’t

sink into depression and inactivity. Remember,

we cannot adjust the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Victory in the workplace

Always remember: you are responsible for your own

professional career. Your attitude is everything. Leave

your work luggage outside the door when you get home.

Likewise, leave your personal luggage in front of the door

when you arrive at your workplace. In real life, we create

the mistake of taking our problems home from work and ours

home problems to work.

Give yourself up

All human beings, regardless of their religion,

find happiness and fulfillment in the form of giving or

mercy. When we help others we feel lighter,

and happier. Choose a reason that interests you and suits you

his talent and unique profile. This will add a new meaning

his life.

Fiscal capacity

Yes, you CAN make a living AND keep working

his personal mission. Few of us are rich enough or

lucky enough to simply follow our dreams without

thought about where we will get the funds. It is necessary a

daily effort to allocate one part of your day to

the work of your personal dream, and the other for payment


Water of life

This includes probably the most important spokes in the

Circle or Wheel of Life. The water of life refers to

three essential spokes of the Circle of Life:

  1. Spiritual

  2. Physical fitness

  3. Free time

We all have to make room for these activities.

Permission to win

  1. Free yourself from self-imposed limitations and open yourself up

    your mind to championship potential.

  2. Do not allow the loss of a job, relationship or person

    illness takes away your strength.

  3. The great thing about human beings is their ability

    overcome adversity.

  4. Give yourself permission to win and start today!

  5. Take five seconds to stand in the mirror and say to yourself

    loudly and decisively: “I give you permission to win.”

Key thoughts:

“Be more concerned about your character than about yourself

reputation, because character is who you really are,

while your reputation is only what others think of you

are.” -John Wooden, college basketball coach

“Although they give gold medals only in the area

athletics, I encourage everyone to look within themselves

and find your personal dream, whatever that may be

to be – sports, medicine, law, work, music, writing,

whatever. The same principles apply. Turn your dream around

into the goal and learn how to attack that goal

systematically. Break it into bite-sized pieces

it seems possible, then don’t give up. Keep going

switching off.”

– John Naber, swimmer, four-time Olympic gold medalist

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