Have you ever wondered if you are living up to your potential? Do you have the skills and drive to reach your personal summit? Are you curious about what kind of achiever you are? Do you wonder if you have the stomach and the mettle to take on new and exciting challenges? Do you have the desire to be a dynamic leader? Are you willing to ask yourself some pretty difficult questions? Are you willing to answer them with complete honesty, so as not to sell yourself short?
I ask myself questions like this on a daily basis. In my new business venture with Nu Skin, I am exposed to a lot of coaching, personal development, and business development opportunities. Some of the most successful and influential business people in the industry regularly give of their time to mentor, coach, and encourage – all at no cost to us. That’s a relief for someone (like me) who came into unchartered territory when I embarked on this journey. I felt a comfort in knowing that I would never be alone in this business, despite the fact that I am self-employed. I also know, unequivocally, that this ongoing, easily accessible coaching has helped me in numerous facets of my life.
I was recently blown away by one of these mentoring calls and wanted to pass along the information, in the hopes that it can inspire even one person to look deep within and dream big. It does not matter what path you are taking in life – these questions are relevant. So, grab a pen and some paper, and start your self-discovery.
The leader of the mentoring call was sharing information from Peak Performance Principles for High Achievers, a book that I will definitely be purchasing and adding to my library. I took lots of notes during that 30 minute call – and I am in the process of assessing where I am on my professional and personal gradient vs. where I want to be. My thought is that I will finish assessing, finish soul searching, and share my results with you in another post.
There are 10 questions you will be asking yourself – be honest, be real. It might be scary. It might be unnerving. But, it WILL be beneficial. Take the time to really, truly look within. Only you know the answers to these questions – nobody else can do it for you.
- Do you really want to become a high achiever?
- Do you have a strong inner desire to reach out?
- What matters most to you?
- What are you willing to invest?
- What are you willing to endure?
- What are you willing to give up?
- How much responsibility can you handle?
- Are you willing to start where you are?
- Are you willing to think for yourself?
- Are you willing to settle for nothing less than your full potential?
Once you have mulled those questions over, you should make note that, in the book, there are Six Attitudes of High Achievers mentioned. How many of these do you possess? How many of these are you willing to learn? How much do you want it?
- High achievers make no small plans. Big plans attract big people. Don’t dumb your aspirations down – small plans attract small people.
- High achievers are willing to do what they fear. Once you realize that only 8% of your fears are real/legitimate – you will go on to do great things.
- High achievers are willing to prepare.
- High achievers are willing to risk failure. Failure is not the enemy of success – it is a teacher.
- High achievers are teachable!! Are you sabotaging yourself because you think you know it all?
- High achievers have heart. They also have perspective and a purpose.
If you look at the six attitudes – you will notice that a common thread in many of them is a WILLINGNESS. Do you have a willingness to do? To learn? To be? The difference between the good and the great may very well be as simple as that willingness. Be bold! Because, for winners, losing inspires them – for losers, losing defeats them. Which one are you?
Finally, I will leave you with a quote. I hope that, along with the rest of the content in this post, it inspires greatness.
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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