1. When a winner makes a mistake, she/he says "my fault"; when a loser makes a mistake, she/he throws the blame on someone else.
2. A winner credits her/his "good luck" for winning on being fundamentally prepared; a loser blames her/his "bad luck" for losing on bad breaks even though she/he is not fundamentally prepared.
3. A winner works harder than a loser and always finds time to do what is expected of her/him; a loser never finds the time and when she/he does, he works on the wrong things.
4. A winner makes commitments and sets goals with his heart and sets out to accomplish them; a loser makes "promises" with her/his mouth and never sincerely means to keep them.
5. A winner shows she's/he’s sorry by making up for mistakes; a loser says "I'm sorry" but does the same thing next time.
6. A winner thinks, "I'm good, but not as good as I should or could be." A loser thinks, "I'm not as bad as some of the others."
7. A winner would rather be admired for her/his ability than liked, although she/he would prefer both; a loser would rather be liked than admired because she/he knows she/he hasn't worked hard enough to be admired.
8. A winner hates to lose; a loser could care less although she/he may put up a good front.
9. A winner takes constructive criticism from the coach, realizing that it will help her/him and the team; a loser pouts and thinks she's/he’s being picked on.
10. A winner thinks of the team first and never wants to let the team down; a loser thinks of herself/himself first and the team last.