In the 2016 Kentucky Derby, Nyquist won a very close race and received $1,631,600. The second place winner took home $400,000.
In the 2016 NCAA basketball tournament finals Villanova won in a buzzer beater over UNC.
In the 2009 Wimbledon finals Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick 16-14 in the final fifth set.
To be a winner, it does not require that you win big. In fact, small is big when it comes to succeeding in life.
Making small incremental improvements to your life will take you from ordinary to extraordinary:
- Learn one new word a day. In thirty years, that equates to 10,950 new words, putting you way ahead of the competition.
- Learn one new fact every day. In thirty years you would have accumulated 10,950 new facts.
- Learn one new marketable skill a year for 30 years. This gives you 30 more skills that you can use to make yourself indispensable to employers, customers and clients.
- Do one small favor a month for one of your Rich Relationships (upbeat, success-minded influencers). This helps build stronger relationships with those Influencers, who will be more than happy to open doors to you, that are closed to everyone else. Remember, relationships are the currency of the wealthy.
- Reduce the number of calories you consume each day for a year by 300 calories. In a year, you will have lost 31 pounds.
- Saving $100 a month for 30 years equals $36,000 in additional savings you would not otherwise have. If invested at 7%, this $36,000 would grow to $462,000 in additional wealth at the end of that 30 years.
Small is big when it comes to succeeding in life. Focus on the small things and, over time, you can transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary.