3 Insanely Powerful Traits You Need To Win At Life


First off, I know the title of today’s blog is long, but it is for good reason.

My wife and I were able to break away from our kids for a night for her birthday.  If you have kids, you understand how special that time can be.  My wife and I took full advantage of that time and spent a great evening out on the town.

Our night on the town included a lot of pampering for my wife.  At the end of the night, we decided to go to the movies.  She wanted to see American Sniper and I definitely was not opposed because I love war movies.

American Sniper is a great but difficult movie.  Bradley Cooper took us on an emotional roller coaster and a thought-provoking human journey.  Whether you believe in this individual character or not, we all must agree on being extremely grateful for our soldiers who have fought and those who are still fighting for our freedom.

I would like to share 3 insanely powerful traits I observed in this movie that will help you win at life.

#1 Remember your values.  Never forget the foundational principles that make you who you are.  It is quite easy to forget morals and values during difficult times, but I think that is when the real you is exposed.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Our values and belief systems guide us through life.  These values and beliefs help us to determine right versus wrong, good versus bad, or just versus unjust.  These values are standards and it is how we measure our attitude and actions.

#2 Commit to something greater than yourself.  In the movie, the soldiers had a unique sense of brotherhood.  Each soldier was committed to watching each other’s back.

Committing to something greater than yourself has to do with trusting your team.  There are some things an individual can accomplish solely, but most things in life require teamwork.

“Teamwork makes the dream work” - John C. Maxwell


#3 Make every sacrifice needed to win.  No I am not encouraging you to cheat to win, but I am encouraging you to do everything ethically and legally right within your abilities to win at life.

Winning only occurs with proper preparation and a tenacious determination.  Sacrificing is refusing to give up, abandon, resign, surrender, forfeit, or betray something.

“Winning isn’t everything, but who wants to lose.”


There is no reason for anyone to lose at life with the resources and information available in our world today.  In this age, the problem is not the knowing but the doing.


Question: What other traits are key to winning at life?  Leave your comments below.

Peace and Prosperity,
Bryant Hall
MTN Universal, LLC
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