7 Characteristics of Great Achievers Part 7 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 1Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6

 Part 7: Great Achievers Create their own Luck

Everything that we do is a choice. Unconsciously or consciously, it’s still a choice. There are things that happen in our lives, and in the world around us that we may not be able to control and that we didn’t wish to happen, but how we react to them is still a choice. Great achievers not only act and choose their actions carefully, they also know that in order to get where they want to be, they can’t wait for luck to struck them. They have to create it on their own.

There are a lot of horrible things that happen to good people all the time; we choose our reaction to them. We choose to become victims and replay the horror movie in our head over and over even though it doesn’t empower us, or we choose to become victors and empowered by the experience to make our lives even more meaningful.

Some of the most memorable, remarkable and success stories come from people who had a very painful past. I challenge you to look at some of those stories (like Oprah’s) and see how it has empowered them and continue to empower people around them. Most people will not make the connection between a successful person’s past and their current situation because they think it’s simply luck.

Refocus your attention on your goals:

Where attention goes, energy flows and results show.” – T. Harv Eker

You don’t have to know the outcome to every choice you make; all you have to do is take the first step toward it and wait for the next light. Creating your own luck by focusing on your goal means that you know exactly what you want, you are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it and there is no other alternative or compromise. Doing this sends a clear message to your unconscious mind to create events and opportunities that will bring you closer to your goal and to block out anything that is useless.

Our mind will do anything to prove us that we are right. If you believe something strong enough, sure enough you will create that reality because that’s what your mind believes is the ultimate truth, and that’s what it will work to create around you. Proof that we create our own reality sometimes comes in the form of synchronicity. Have you ever thought about someone and the phone rings and it’s them calling you? Or better yet, have you ever thought about wanting to buy… let’s say a red Honda, and all of a sudden you see everyone driving a red Honda? That’s because you’ve activated your mind towards what you want and it blocked out everything else. This video is a good example of that:

Believe in yourself and the power within you:

If you have faith in God, then you should know that he already wants you to succeed and has already given you all the tools to do it. What he’s NOT going to do, is open a bank account in your name with a million bucks in it or wake you up at 5 am with a fitness model body. You still have to make the choices and you still have to do the work. Otherwise life would be boring!

There are 3 types of people in this world:

  • People who make things happen (or Victors): These are the people who understand the real power of choice and free will. They understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people but it’s not about what happened to you but what you did with what happened to you.
  • People who let things happen to them (or Victims): These are the people who always complain about how unlucky they are, how something happened to them, how they have no control, how someone should have done this or not have done that, and they love to hang on to the stories of all the bad things that have ever happened to them.
  • People who have no clue what happened or what’s happening: These are the people who are too comfortable and complacent to bother with anything else. When you’re at the bottom and it’s cold and uncomfortable, it can get so painful that you MUST get up. But when you’re too warm and comfortable, it can be hard to see the need for improvement. Hence the saying “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

What you are and what you decide to become is still up to you and I hope you choose to become a victor!

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