7 Characteristics of Great Achievers Part 3 of 7


*I define high achievers or great achievers, the people who have gone above and beyond in any area of their lives and have accomplished more than the average person. This is not an inclusive list, but I limited it to seven. One for each day of the week.

***If you missed the previous parts, here is Part 1 and Part 2

 Part 3: Great Achievers don’t settle for mediocrity

Mediocrity is defined as the quality or state of being mediocre and being mediocre means being of moderate quality or not very good.

Most people do just enough to get by. That’s the reason why we live in a culture where we’re surrounded with “get rich quick” schemes, diet pills and “motivation addiction” that only lasts enough to get someone pumped up without true change or an action plan. People often pay for self-improvement seminars and even books just to feel good or better about themselves even if they don’t learn anything new.

In part one, we talked about knowing what you want. If you know exactly what you want, you will not settle for less until you achieve the results that are satisfying to you. Anything else will be out of question.

In part two, we talked about respecting your time. If you value it, you will not settle for mediocrity not only in yourself but also in others who are trying to drag you in theirs.

Great achievers don’t settle for mediocrity in themselves; they constantly evaluate where they are and find ways to improve. They don’t settle for mediocrity in people around them, in business opportunities, in what they choose to believe and in anything else because they love and respect themselves.

Here are 3 steps you can take to start raising your standards:

1. Know your worth

Know that you’re worth more than you think. Henry Ford once said “whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” An even better quote that I learned from a mentor goes like this: Whatever you think you are, you are more than that. Once you start believing that you are more and that you are meant to achieve more, you will always do your best to rise above mediocrity.

2. Dream bigger!

Most people grow up wanting to be something; whether they really want it or not, they really believe in it and believe that it can and will happen. At some point as they’re growing up, their parents, religious leader, media, government, etc. tells them to “be realistic” and they give up on their dreams. Many don’t realize it and completely forget their dreams; in order to feel better about not realizing their dreams, some use the excuse “it’s not really what I wanted anyways” or “It’s not really that important.” The only problem is that you start believing your lies and excuses and start the cycle of living to settle for less and please others.

3. Know that God and the entire universe are always on your side

Everything always works out for your ultimate good and there are no mistakes or failures in life. Only feedback to learn from. Other people use the excuse “I guess it just wasn’t meant to be” when they want to feel better about their mediocrity. More than you think you know, you have the power and freedom of choice. Even when you choose not to make a choice, it’s still a choice. The more you realize it, the quicker you can achieve excellence in your life.

If you’d like to find out more on excellent self-improvement, feel free to send me an e-mail or request a free life coaching consultation.


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