High achievers know exactly what they want from life and they can sense it before they achieve it. They pre-live every goal and desire. The clearer they can sense the goal and its outcomes, the more committed they become to doing the work required to achieve it. So they can go the extra mile and a bit more without becoming workaholics. They're flexible in their application of the values that drive them toward success.
High achievers thrive on creatively turning problems into opportunities. They are curious by nature, and they love to learn.
High achievers confront and conquer fear wherever it occurs. They understand that adversity is accompanied by opportunity. They are driven by a will to succeed, and they take responsibility for their actions. But they don't take unnecessary risks.
By looking inward, high achievers are able to receive and consider constructive criticism without getting angry or feeling rejected or threatened.
They take time to listen to others with both mind and heart, and they have the ability to respond to the needs of others. They achieve their own goals and enrich their own lives while enriching the lives of others.
High achievers control physical stress and resist illness and disease. They exercise, relax, get adequate rest and eat nutritious food.
High achievers are dollar-wise. They invest in capital-generating items today so that they will have enough return tomorrow to buy all the luxuries they want. They also budget their financial resources, knowing exactly where each dollar goes and what it will return. And they donate a worthwhile portion of their financial interests to charitable causes.
High achievers constantly review and refine their bodies, their minds and their emotional habits. They believe in a higher being and in a higher self. They possess a perspective and a sense of purpose that transcends time and space.
With a dignified sense of self-worth — along with a balance of purpose, respect and hard work — the high achiever attains success that seems almost impossible for the ordinary person.
But they are ordinary people — ordinary people who are able to achieve extraordinary things.
Kay duPont is the executive vice president of The Communication Connection in Atlanta, which works with organizations and individuals to improve their business relationships and image. She has been highly praised for her presentations at NAHB and local chapters.
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