Winners Do What Others Won’t Do!


Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker, and educator

“Take out the trash!”  Hey, I said. “Take out the trash!”

Can you hear a familiar echo in that command from the proverbial father or mother yelling at their less-than-eager son to take out the trash? Good. Now let’s think about this. Nobody really likes to take out the garbage, right? So why am I spending my time and energy talking about trash? Well, it’s really quite simple. You see, winners do what others won’t do…

So, let’s start this journey by me asking you this question: what would your answer be if I told you that I would give you a million dollars if you took out the trash every day?

Hmm… well, I have some bad news for you. Nobody is going to pay you a million dollars to take out the trash. And unfortunately, the never-ending garbage will still be there. And it will still need to be taken out by someone.

I bet we’re all hoping that “someone” isn’t us.

So again, why am I spending so much time on talking trash? Well, it’s because I want you to understand that the person who notices that the trash needs to be taken out and then does so without anyone asking is the type of person that will also do what is necessary to become a winner.

The person who sees a need and then fulfills that need without anyone asking can’t help but become anything else but a winner someday!

Now for all the others who turned a blind eye to the overflowing trash can or a deaf ear to mom or dad’s requests… Stop! Turn around and don’t go any further down that road of mediocrity. It’s not too late. There will still be many opportunities in life to fulfill a genuine need if you will just notice them, and will do what others won’t do.


  1. What success and leadership principles can you identify in this newsletter?
  2. What will you do over the next week to implement one of these success and leadership principles?

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Dan Blanchard, Teen Leadership, The Storm


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