Why Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Has A Winning Mindset

Bob Donnan-US Presswire

 

Amid all of the controversy surrounding former Auburn Tigers QB Cam Newton, the Carolina Panthers would draft the Heisman Trophy winner first overall in the the 2011 NFL Draft.

When you talk or just listen to this kid, you can tell that he is a winner, from his smile down to the way he carries himself. Everything about him says “winner”.  It all starts with his mindset, he knows that he is good at what he does, but he is not arrogant about his skills. He has a quiet confidence about him that is evident from the first time you meet him.

Not only is he a physical specimen standing 6’5 and weighing 245lbs, he works hard at his craft. Before making the jump to the NFL, Newton was a champion at Blinn College, national champion at Auburn, and his impressive college career, winner of the 2010 Heisman Trophy.

Newton would also go on to win 2011 NFL Rookie Of The Year.

Even in losing efforts during the 2012 season, you can see that Newton has a great mindset because he takes it all very personal. Losing is something that he despises. He does everything that he can possibly do every week to insure that the Panthers win.

He trains to win, not to lose. He is a proven winner whose winning attitude is inspiring to his players, his coaches and to all his fans around the NFL.  He also takes it very personal if the Panthers lose. He is his own harshest critic.

Newton’s mindset and attitude have carried him a long way so far, and if he can avoid distractions and negativity from having a rough season he will thrive as he has in the past. He must keep himself in the spirit that got him to where he is now, the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.

Mike Samuels, Carolina Panthers Columnist, Twitter @NFLPANTHER_ROAR and http://www.facebook.com/TheSportsDude


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