This is because we live in a world that admires, appreciates and pays a huge premium to the stars of every profession, at the expense of everyone else.
And this trend is unlikely to change.
Think of it this way:
The winner of a 100 meters sprint race may earn multiple times the income compared to his fiercest rivals, even though he only runs a few milliseconds faster.
In the same way, we must all constantly find our millisecond-edge that allows us to stay on top of our game so that we can enjoy an exciting and successful career.
If we don’t, we will in all likelihood be doomed to live the kind of rat race life in which we are forced to work longer hours for the same or even lower compensation than we are accustomed to. The sad truth is that this would mean barely having time for ourselves, our friends and our families.
Having managed some of the world’s best tennis players, I have discovered first hand the one differentiator that separates outliers from everyone else so that they can experience what I like to call, an awesome lifestyle;
- It is not their talent with which they were born with that makes them super successful;
- It is also not that they work 24/7 without ever giving themselves a break to breathe.
What makes top achievers so unique is their relentless desire to pursue big dreams.
They don’t just rely on their exceptional skills alone.
Instead, they continuously learn, grow and reinvent themselves so that they keep getting better at what they do.
This is what makes top performers so unique and special.
And what fascinates me the most about these individuals is that they somehow always seem to have more time to relax, recover, have fun and hang out with friends than everyone else — no wonder people envy them so much!
Having studied high performance for many years now, I want to share with you the three main characteristics that allow High Performers to enjoy this sustained long term success without overworking themselves:
First, they regularly introduce new success habits into their lifestyle that move them closer towards their big goals, while at the same time eliminating those habits that are holding them back. While some of these success habits don’t always seem that remarkable for an outsider, combined they trigger the magical power of compounding that ignites incredible professional results and personal satisfaction.
So in order to become a high performer, you must learn how to create empowering habits that will propel you towards more joy and success.