Top achievers are ordinary men and women like you and I. Knowing this, I started asking these questions:
- Why are some top achievers and others not?
- What do top achievers have in common?
I have come to realize that it’s not their family background nor IQ nor educational background nor their physique. What separates top achievers from others is their MINDSET.
There are 5 key mindset that Top Achievers have and if you can adopt the same mindset, you too can be a Top Achiever. The 5 mindset are:
1. Vision Mindset
They visualize and imagine an ideal future, well in advance of it becoming a reality. Think about it, most things you achieve in your life begin with a mental picture of some kind.
If you don’t have a clear idea of what you want, you end up getting something else.Brian tracy
2. Possibility Mindset
They know that it’s possible and they are possible. They refuse to allow difficulty, fear and challenges limit them. Their choices reflect this mindset.
They don’t think “I can’t”; rather, they think “how can I”.
3. Agile Mindset
They breakdown their vision into goals and work on frequently delivering a piece of their vision one step at a time and reviewing it regularly to ensure it still aligns with the vision and would deliver the vision. They also do this so that they can quickly respond to changes and adapt.
They have a daily plan, weekly plans, monthly plans, and quarterly plans. Every day they look at how their plans are doing; they review and edit them. They are not afraid to change direction due to a roadblock to ensure they get to their vision.
They keep moving and focus on momentum and continuous improvement over perfection. They know that it can only get better because that’s what they think and so, that’s what it becomes!
4. Discipline Mindset
They are brutal and strict with their daily routines and plans. They don’t allow distractions and they stay focused on their goal. They take persistent, continuous action in direction of their goals until they succeed.
If you are thinking, this mindset disqualifies me because I’m not self-disciplined, don’t worry, the next mindset is the system they use to enforce the discipline mindset. So it’s not the end for you; remember, always think: “how can I”!
5. People Mindset
They understand the importance of associating with the right people.
Dr. David McClelland of Harvard University researched the qualities and characteristics of top achievers and what he found was that the people with whom you habitually associate, was more important in determining your success or failure than any other single factor.
As Brian Tracy said: By continued association with optimistic, results-oriented, go-ahead people, the previously average individual begins to perform at an extraordinary level.
I have a question for you: What action would you take to become a Top Achiever?
Remember, you are possible.
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