The Key To Winning In Life

Do you have any relationships that used to be vibrant, alive and contribute to your life but they no longer do? If so, read on.

Have you ever gotten mired down in a “gray area” where you’re not sure what to do, what to choose and where to turn? If so, I’m about to provide relief.

Do you ever find yourself wondering how you can simplify your life? If so, you’re in the right place.

What do all of those things have in common? At first blush it may seem like nothing, but today’s post is meant to tie together all of the areas of life you might feel aren’t working as well as they could or aren’t working as well as they used to.

I’ve been coaching for nearly seventeen years, and this really is the Number One Key I’ve found to winning in life and in business.

The funny thing is that oftentimes as soon as I reveal this key to people, they don’t want to hear it.

Don’t get me wrong; everybody, it seems, is looking for a magic bullet – we all want something that’s going to make life easier and something that’s going to do it for us.

This Number One Key To Winning will not do any of that.
It will not do anything for you; you’ll have to do the work.

One thing I can promise you: taking on this key will sure as heck make your life simple.

Here is the key:
Honor your word.

By that I mean do what you said you would do; do it on time, and do it in the way it was meant to be done or better.

That’s it.

Notice if you start to squirm or come up with any kind of, “Yeah, but…” or “What if…?” scenarios.

Honor your word. Period.
Do what you said you would do; do it on time, and do it in the way it was meant to be done or better.

This one key takes all of the mischief out of life; it effectively eliminates all gray areas. This is a black-or-white, yes-or-no proposition.

Either you did what you said you would do; you did it when you said you would do it and, you did it in the way it was meant to be done or better OR YOU DID NOT. No negotiation, no wiggle room, no gray areas. Yes or no.

So, remembering what I said—that this key will make your life simple but not easy—how can you best support yourself in doing just that, in honoring your word? Well, that’s where coaching comes in.

Check back in a couple of days and I’ll tell you.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Have you tried this key yourself? If so, what has it contributed to your life?

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Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time!

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.
-Alan Simpson


  1. Integrity is the cornerstone of my existence. Since learning how to apply this principle, everything has changed for me… Especially my relationships. Thanks for the reminder of exactly how important it is to simply honor my commitments, no matter how big or small!

    • I’m not as good as Greg, but I’m trying!

  2. hello Cheryl,

    I am so happy you send me these links. At least I get to see you and remind me.
    by the way, you guided me, coached me to break through my “success trap”!
    My whole life was an agony, battle, suffering,comparison to others and so on- In the area of success.

    Words may not be enough to thank you.
    It was you who did it for me. I could not do it before.
    I love what you are doing and thank you, thank you.
    love and hugs.
    you are awesome Cheryl.

    • Well said! It’s all very simple in the end (only we make it complicated!)

  3. Here’s what I know…..honoring my word over time takes EFFORT! But when I do it, boy do I see miracles happen in my life. It’s so simple and yet so elusive. How to maintain that level of integrity over time, THAT is the question. I’ll be glued to my inbox, waiting for your next post 🙂

    • This sounds easy but it isn’t. Life comes up and gets in the way and the typical response is to blame it on something else other than just taking responsibility. This really is the job of a lifetime to master.


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