A few reasons why most people lose themselves along the way...
Rodney Smith explains why re-calibration might be the answer.
1. Many high achievers feel as though there is only one way to be successful in life.
Many high achievers feel as though the only way to be successful in life, and achieve what they want is by doing everything well. This conclusion, while seemingly obvious, in actuality couldn’t be further from the truth.
It’s a fact of life that most high achievers have been taught early in school that to succeed and get ahead in life they had to work hard, get the highest grades and do their very best in all subjects and that would lead to success and rewards they deserved. After all, most everyone told them that if they worked hard and they pushed it all of a sudden they would obtain success for their family and their lives and they feel like they got lied to and life has let them down. As in many cases, high achievers replicate what they know and have learned from their past successes,or perceived beliefs of what it takes to get ahead, and therefore can easily fall into the trap of believing that ‘doing everything well’ is the only way to succeed and achieve the extraordinary results they desire.
In fact, many high achievers have achieved levels of success by putting their head down, grinding and working hard to do everything well. Sure hard work can be a factor, but remember each high achiever has unique knowledge, skills, interests and goals and therefore hard work is just one factor on which they can rely on.
So why do most people lose themselves along the way?