Have you ever disliked someone for being so good at everything?
They couldn’t do anything wrong, while you had trouble with even the simplest tasks.
You know who I’m talking about: that kid in school who always got straight As’ and was an annoying smart ass. Everyone wanted to date that hot girl who was good at all sports, knew all the newest dance moves, and was at the top of her class.
Worse of all, these smart students never seemed to study, while you worked hard in college and spent every day deep in your books. Instead, they went to parties every night because they were cool.
It seemed like they were born to be successful.
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Yes, we’ve all been there. And you really didn’t like these people, didn’t you?
Obviously, this is not the end. At work, there’s always that one cocky coworker who thinks he knows everything, and as much as you hate to admit it, he does know more than you do. You have to agree that he is very smart, whether you like him or not. And you’re not even close to being as good as them.
But you know deep down that you’re just as good as they are. You are better than them, you know that. You even feel proud of yourself because you know you’re smarter than them, but no one has found out yet.
Knowing that you could be so much more in life is the thing that hurts the most. It hurts deeply to know that life is passing you by while you are just average. And the credit is going to someone else.
Life seems so unfair – you are from the same gene pool. What have they got that you don’t?
What if I told you you could become like them? And do even better than they did?
If you worked hard enough, you too could become such a high-achiever. In fact, your brilliance and success could make so many people angry that they would love to hate you too.
The good news is that you don’t have to do way too much to become a high achiever yourself.
You should do it because it’s something you owe to yourself. Remember that there isn’t much time left.
“Everyone has two lives,” said Tom Hiddleston. “The second one begins when you realise you only have one.”
But you have to be willing to give it your all before you can finally become a high achiever and start making great things happen in your life.
I’ve learned that very successful people always want more.
If you are someone who works hard and plays hard, read on.
So, right now, think about this: where can you improve?
How to Get to the Top: 4 Simple Rules
Focus on four things to become a high achiever and change your life: clarity, commitment, focus, and action.
I’ve learned that it’s pretty easy to get things done in life if you know what you want, are willing to do whatever it takes to get it, are very focused, and keep doing things until you get there.
Even though it’s easy, not everyone is willing to put in the work and take the steps that are needed. That’s why so many people are stuck in the middle. But you don’t have to be one of them anymore.
If you are clear about what you want, you are more likely to get it.
Know what you want is the most important thing in life, but most people don’t even know what they want!
Few people know what they really want.
But only a VERY SMALL number of people do what they need to do to get what they want.
Most people don’t give much thought to their days, and before they know it, their lives are over. Then they come and put you to rest.
When you know exactly what you want out of life, all you have to do is make a plan and start doing it.
It’s important to be clear from the start.
When I first started coaching people, I thought the first step was to have self-belief, or to believe in yourself.
I’ve known some very successful people who didn’t believe in themselves at all, but they still did great things in their lives.
Sometimes, I’ve worked with clients who didn’t believe in themselves enough to even get started.
So, let’s get this out of the way: self-confidence and confidence are not required for success and achievement in life.
Confidence is an outcome and not a pre-requisite for success in life.
So, here are some important questions you should think about right now to get a better picture of your life:
When you were young, what did you want to do?
What are you glad about right now?
What have you given up on trying?
Commitment is the second key to a high-achieving life.
“Commitment is not a word, but an action.”
Your commitment isn’t just a passing fad that you have to remind yourself of every morning.
So right now, stop and ask yourself:
What does it mean to be committed to me?
I don’t just mean a word when I say “commitment.” I mean a way of being and something you do for the rest of your life.
Let’s look at the lives of two people I admire the most.
Mahatma Gandhi did everything he could to make India free, and he did it all during his life.
And Mr. Nelson Mandela wanted a free, united South Africa, which he was able to make happen even though he was in jail for 27 years.
He never gave up on his lifelong goal, even though he was in prison.
When you make a commitment, you make a promise to something bigger than yourself.
Not what Gandhi, Mandela, and others like them did with their lives, but what made them different from the rest of us.
So the real question is what makes you really committed to what you say you are committed to?
All you have to do to keep your promise every day is to do something every day.
Even if you have to do it for the rest of your life, you have to keep going until you reach your goal.
WHO you are is not set in stone; it’s something you choose.
You can choose to be whoever you want to be. Today, you can choose to be a high-achiever and change your life.
When you really focus on what you want, everything else falls away.
Now, we have more things to do than ever.
“Absolute focus is the key to all great human accomplishments, while being busy is the enemy of all accomplishments.”
And let’s see how you guys are doing right now: has anyone looked at their Social Media notifications since they started reading this blog post?
Just say it, and I’ll let you off the hook this time:-).
But keep in mind that the way you do something is the way you do everything.
First, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page. Then you say you’re committed and will keep working on this until you reach your goal.
Once you know where you want to go, there’s no other place to go.
There are so many things to do these days that can take your mind off the important things!
For instance, when I try to write an article, Twitter, Facebook, and email notifications would get in the way if I didn’t turn off all my social media inputs.
If you lose sight of your goals, your efforts won’t be as good, and you already know that this is the way to mediocrity. If you are so easily distracted, you might as well just give up and stop reading this article.
Here are some ideas you can put into action right away.
The next time you need to focus, turn off the TV, log out of social media sites and blogs, and turn off your phone.
Even if you don’t need it for work, turn off your computer.
It’s not hard at all, and this is how you make time for the important things.
Make a deal with yourself to start and finish one important task at a time.
Make a strong statement for yourself, like:
“I’ll keep working hard until I get 100,000 people to subscribe to my blog.”
You can know what you want out of life and be determined to get it.
But none of that would matter if you didn’t take action every day.
Most of us put things off, and some of us do it better than anyone else.
But time is running out, so we can’t waste much time.
“You think you have time, but that is the problem!
To be successful in life, all you have to do is take daily actions that are focused on where you want to go.
So, here’s something you should do before the end of the day: start or finish something you’ve been putting off for a while. Don’t go to sleep tonight until you’re done.
You have to do whatever it takes to get what you want in life.
So, to sum up, here are my four main rules for getting the most out of life and being the most successful:
1. Clarity – Decide what you want.
2. Commit – Do your best
3. Focus – Get on track and stay on it
4. Act – Do something each day
So, these are the basic rules for becoming a high-achiever, and here are 8 ways to put them into action.
8 Strategies That Will Have Others Envious of Your Success
1. Consider where you start or started.
First, pay close attention to what’s happening in your life right now.
Think about all the worthwhile things you’ve done and are doing.
- What works really well right now?
- Where do you want to go from here?
- What problems and obstacles are you facing right now?
First, don’t forget how well you’ve done in the past.
However, let’s look deeper:-
- Where do you get stuck?
- Why aren’t you doing it?
- Where do you think we could improve?
Look at what’s really going on in your life.
If you need to, you can go back and start over if you have more information.
2. Get Clarity and make a Bigger Vision.
Let’s talk about what you want to do with your life now because if you don’t you would live in mediocrity.
What’s your big dream for your life, both now and in the future?
I want you to think about the questions below to help you figure out what one thing you have to do in your life.
- What do you want to remember when you are 80?
- If you had all the money and time in the world, what would you do?
- What do you like to do the most?
And this is the most important question I want you to think about for the next few days:
What is the ONE THING I MUST do in my lifetime?
And once you know what you want to do with your life, you have to go after it with all your heart and don’t let anything stop you.
Once you know what you want your life to be like at the end, it’s time to give it your all.
Most people don’t care about much of anything.
In fact, most people only do half of what they think they want.
Most people don’t even know what they want out of life!
So you should ask yourself what you are really committed to in life.
What’s the one thing you’re going to do no matter what?
“It helps to be happy and positive every day, but if you don’t have a bigger goal in life, you may spend the rest of your life just being average.” – Vikaas Kausshik
So, you can either live a mediocre life or a great one.
4. Come up with a strategy that will help you win.
What got you here might not help you reach the bigger goal you have set for yourself.
When you know what you want to do with your whole life, how will you win at your ultimate game?
The key is to make a plan that will get you there, and if you need to, change your path.
It’s about bringing your best game and making your own rules for your life game, which will make your life better.
And YOU decide who will help you reach your goals and win your ultimate game.
- What are YOUR own special rules for living?
- What steps will YOU take to win?
- WHOM do you want to play with?
5. Reorganize and become strong.
You need to be in top physical, mental, and emotional shape to be successful in all parts of your life.
We mean that you should be full of energy and at your best.
You should also make sure that everything in your life is simple and well-organized.
Review your life honestly today to figure out what and who you can let go of.
A client of mine who lived in Sussex, a rural part of England, worked on getting rid of the clutter in her life. She and her husband had so much junk that they had to pay a lot of money to store it in a big warehouse.
Within a month, most of the things they had stored were gone, and the warehouse was completely empty. Once she got rid of all this useless stuff, great things started to happen in her business.
This is really, really important, and I can’t say it enough: please start making your life easier in every way starting today.
Streamline all your commitments and start giving up things that don’t help you anymore.
And if you want to do well in the game of life, you need to take care of yourself the best you can.
Please understand that I am talking about TOTAL self-care. If you want to be at your best mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, you can’t just do some things.
Lastly, it’s about making friends so that every time you talk to someone, it helps you on your quest and gives you power.
Don’t forget that you have to work hard to set up the best possible conditions for high-level success.
It means asking for help from outside sources when you need it so you can focus on what’s most important.
Crucially, it’s about not doing certain things at all.
And it’s about how to slow down in order to speed up.
6. Make and stick to a solid plan of action
You could have a really inspiring plan for your life and the best vision, and your life could be very well organised, but if you don’t do anything, nothing will change in your life.
If you don’t do anything to help someone or something, it doesn’t help to feel sorry for them.
In the same way, how much you care about something doesn’t matter if you don’t act on it every day.
You have to show yourself every day that you’re still committed.
Most people start and stop their projects throughout their lives, or they keep going in circles and never get anywhere.
So, if you want to reach your goal, it’s very important to break it down into clear, simple steps.
“Most people are afraid to take the one simple step they know will make a big difference in their lives.” – Vikaas Kausshik
It’s about doing the simple things well, but only as well as is needed.
Use clear, simple steps that lead to clear results.
Think outside the box and creatively.
Try to do your best, but don’t try to be perfect.
7. Take responsibility for your life and manage it like a project.
Your project is to live a successful life. This is what you’re going to make, your own work of art.
As with any worthwhile project, you’ll need to plan and run yours, and you may have to answer to someone else for it.
At the end of the day, you only need to answer to yourself.
So, you should ask yourself how serious you are about becoming a high-achiever, leaving a legacy, and living your dream life.
And keep going and revaluate when you need to.
Remember that your mind must be set on success no matter what if you want to get where you want to go.
8. Enjoy life, think about what you’ve done, and figure out what to do next.
Most people who do well rarely make time to celebrate.
It’s easy to put a lot of time and effort into your work, especially if it’s something you enjoy doing.
But the trick is to work hard and have fun at the same time.
So, what do you do to celebrate?
How do you remember your big victories?
I want you to enjoy the next 24 hours in any way that makes you happy, even if it’s just a cup of tea or a bar of chocolate you’ve been avoiding.
You should be very proud of your big successes and great things you have done in life.
Think about how far you’ve come each day.
Show your thanks and appreciation for everything you have.
Then you might need to step it up even more.
You can take the next steps for a bigger game, so why stop now?
The Way Forward
So, there you have it: a quick look at how to become a high-achiever, how to go from struggling in the shadow of all these “high-achievers” to learning not only how to be like them but also how to outsmart them.
In your mind, it will be nice to “get even” with people you think are successful and who made you feel small.
But don’t get too cocky and full of yourself. Be nice to people who aren’t as smart or successful as you are. You never know when or how quickly they might beat you at something:-).
It’s time to fly now…