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Becoming A High Achiever

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High achievers at work are in high demand. These people are thought to be able to complete projects on time, perform at a consistently high level, push themselves to be better, and earn lots of recognition and accolades along the way. For that, if we want to compete, we must be part of the high achievers. So, how do we start on achieving greater things?

For many decades, many high achievers, from astronauts to Olympic gold medalists to Nobel Prize winners, have been interviewed for the book The Success Factor. The result is that, regardless of industry differences, all high achievers have four things in common that can be adapted to our own lifestyles, not by imitating their habits but by imitating their mindset.

Here are the points:

1. Tap into your intrinsic motivation

What are the reasons that made you enter this chosen profession? It's important to get the "why" behind your career choice. This answer will bring you to your deepest motivations, dispel distractions, and allow adjustment (or re-engagement) to your current path.

2. Feel comfortable with failure

There are some people who are afraid of failure, there are also those who are afraid of success. However, for high achievers, failure is not their greatest fear. They tend to fear "not trying” more than any other result.

3. Strengthen your foundation.

Despite doing a task or routine many times, high achievers are still working on the basic skills on which their current success is based. For them this skill not only brings success in the present but also in the future.

4. Become a lifelong learner

It's not just a matter of educational level, high achievers learn through a variety of sources. Starting from discussions with mentors, colleagues, coworkers, and mentees, plus reading, observing others, watching videos, and listening to podcasts.

Are you ready to be a high achiever? If so, start applying these 4 points in your daily life at work and see how it goes

Article source: HBR

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