“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?
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What does it mean to be your best?
Mark Twain said, “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.”, and if we aren’t living our lives to our best then we are letting a part of who we are capable of being unused.
Set an intention today, to create a personal mission statement and define who you will be and become. Set the intention to be the best with what you were given and use your strengths and talents to the fullest degree possible.
What are you the “best” at? What have you been desiring to do that would unleash all the talents that you have and haven’t started yet because you aren’t ready?
There are the stories, the many stories of people who go through life and live a life they wish they didn’t have to live. Many people are living a life that is opposite of what it could be for them.
What would it mean to you to live an inspired life?
Consider for a moment what Ayn Rand wrote, “Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves – or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.”
When are you going to start living “your” life and living it with the intention of being the best “you” that could possibly be? When you start on that path you will see possibilities that were never available to you start coming towards you. Set your sights on being your best at your best self.
Start thinking some new thoughts on how you can be your best.
“A belief is only a thought you continue to think. A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability -if you try even a little bit- to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story, to achieve a different vibration, to change your point of attraction.” wrote Abraham Hicks.
What beliefs do you have that are holding you back from being your best?