How High Achievers Succeed

Do you wonder why some people manage to achieve so much in their lives and careers? You can reach their level of success too—if you emulate some of their attitudes and actions. Here’s where to start (from an article on the Mission website):

  • Know what you value. You can’t get what you want unless you know what you want. Start by identifying times when you were happy, proud, and fulfilled. Look for common denominators to determine what your true values are.
  • Don’t obsess over your weaknesses. Everyone has weaknesses, and some of them can’t be eliminated. Don’t use them as an excuse for not pursuing your goals. Focus on your strengths and seek goals that let you use them to their maximum.
  • Ask for help. You can’t do everything yourself. Be willing to ask for help from people who can compensate for your weaknesses and maximize your strengths. By the same token, be ready to help people who ask for your assistance. They’ll be more willing to return the favor.
  • Take initiative. Don’t wait for permission to follow your dreams. Look at what you want to achieve, make a plan, and start out immediately. Identify one thing you can do to get started—and then do it.
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