They love a challenge
If it’s difficult, it’s fun. For the high achiever, there’s little point doing something if everybody can do it. The more difficult the task, the higher they rise to the challenge. You see this in the simplest of everyday activities – at work or at play: The high achiever loves tackling the one challenge that everyone else shies away from. In fact, the more challenging the task, the greater their desire to conquer it.
They rarely admit defeat
You’ve heard many a story of how the successful entrepreneur survives one failure after another before achieving success, and that is exactly what makes them successful – the stubborn refusal to accept failure. While the ordinary person would retreat and lick their wounds, cutting their losses and giving up, the high achiever keeps at it until he finds a breakthrough. They are that way, too, when it comes to competition in business – relentless in the pursuit of victory, and when they finally beat their rivals in the competition of business and celebrate, it really isn’t to rub the noses of their opponents in the ground – it’s simply because winning is so important to them.
They don’t waste time politicking
High achievers have little desire to slag their competitors off because there is little point in badmouthing the competition. They’d rather win on merit. Backstabbing, to them, is the method of the small-minded individual jealous of the success of others. The high achiever would, instead, direct his endeavours towards becoming better in order to win.
They are focused on goals
The high achiever knows what he wants and wastes little time dreaming – the dreaming is usually completed by the time they know what they want. And by then, they’re more inclined to focus their energy on turning these into reality. You will witness an intensity at which they pursue these goals. The difference between success and failure is usually the effort put in to attain these goals. Here’s where the high achiever will not allow himself to be found wanting.
They are disciplined
Discipline is being consistently good. All the time. And the high achiever is that. They do what needs to be done, even if they don’t feel like doing it. It is part of their commitment to excellence and success. Often, discipline is what allows the high achiever to attain his goals – he focuses on every task, no matter how banal or tedious, that would lead him to its achievement. He does not procrastinate once he has dreamed up a goal. Every minute is greedily consumed in this relentless pursuit of a set goal, and that is what makes a high achiever successful.
They assemble a team they can rely on
High achievers are well aware that despite their best efforts (and it is always their best efforts), they will not be able to do everything on their own. They are also usually aware of their strengths while being able to identify people who would fill in the gaps of their own shortcomings. No matter how big or how small their company may be, high achievers are often able to attract good, talented individuals to join their team. They then create excellent relationships with their team members and inspiring them to be successful in their own right, and in the process, the team members help them achieve their goal faster.
They make time for themselves
With so much time and energy expanded on attaining goals, many high achieving entrepreneurs are well aware of the need to take care of themselves. High achievers know that the path to their goal will be hampered by ill health, so they make time to keep healthy. They eat well. Sleep well. Exercise. Meditate. And occasionally take a break from the actual work itself to recharge, confident that they will return to it better and stronger and therefore able to perform more efficiently. It is a sacrifice that they realise will be worth their while in the long run.