3 Main Characteristics of High Achievers
Have you ever wondered if there is something different in people who are able to build extraordinary companies that change the world starting from scratch, or athletes who win Olympic gold medals, or people who hit the absolute height of their careers like Hollywood stars who get an Oscar? How do these people think and behave differently so that they reach these extraordinary results and stand out in the world?
What separates high achievers that everyone admires, to the rest of the people in the world, is actually just a few simple things in their mindset that get them to behave differently. And if you decide to apply their way of thinking in your life, you can create huge success too, in your business, career and any area of your life where you want to excel.
1. DO IT ANYWAY (EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT)
High achievers will easily do things they hate to do or when they don’t feel like doing them at all because they know this will bring results in the future. They are not picky about doing only things that they like and only if they are in the mood to do them.
Take the example of an overweight person who is suffering from health issues due to bad nutrition and lack of exercise. They will go to doctors knowing that they have a big problem that needs to be solved, but when you ask them why they don’t start exercising, they might say that they don’t like exercise and they never feel like doing it.
Now compare this with a person who is always fit, always finds time to go to the gym, go for a walk or do something for their physical health. Even if you are the most athletic person in the world, there are days when you just don’t feel like exercising at all, but people like pro athletes will get up and do it anyway, and that’s why they excel in sports.
And once you learn to do something that is important even when you don’t feel like it, then you develop a new muscle, and you start to enjoy doing these things because you know how it feels after you do them, when you get the results.
2. DON’T LET REJECTION STOP YOU EVER
Take the example of J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, one of the wealthiest self-made women in the world today. If she couldn’t handle rejection, she would probably still be a struggling writer with a big dream and the world would not have the Harry Potter series. Her manuscript got rejected by publishers numerous times before publishing because publishers didn’t believe there was money to be made in children’s books and wizards.
3. DEVELOP SELF DISCIPLINE
High achievers do what’s important first, and they do it consistently and with discipline. They are able to delay gratification, like going out with friends, taking vacations or chilling in front of the TV, to complete what is important for them first. What all these successful people share in common is an amazing discipline to do what’s important every single day. Such discipline is rare in the world, and that’s why very few people stand out and become high achievers.