“Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals.”
― Winifred Gallagher
Are you a super-performer? Do you want to be one of those who is able to do more, live more and experience more than others?
So what do these super-performers do that makes such a difference? One thing they do is capture an idea and with intense focus that they that idea and do something with it. Most people have an idea and think it is great and then do nothing with the idea, other than say, “I had a great idea …”. The high performers do something with ideas. They take a risk. They focus and they execute.
What else does a super-performer do? They enable their genius. Everyone has the ability to be a genius and yet only a few enable that genius in them. Instead of expecting instant results genius thinking involves time and focus. Putting both time and energy into one idea equals genius. This isn’t about having a high-IQ, it is about doing something with what you have. Think of those who have had startling breakthroughs in their lives, what really was different. They maniacally pushed through those that said, “you can’t do that.”, and did it. They took their dream and pursued it. They didn’t give up.
You knew that didn’t you. Did you know that super-achievers spent time with the thought leaders they wanted to emulate? Top performers spent time with those they wanted to be like. They raised the bar of their own thinking by learning how those who have achieved great things thought. In a sense our beliefs and actions are limited by those we associate with. As we raise the bar, we raise the bar for those who surround us. That isn’t as easy to do as the others, and that is one of the key differences between average performance and super performance.
Here’s a story of a peak performance. What did you notice about the story?