The following ideas and suggestions came to me through the monthly newsletter from Resnick Amsteran Leschner accounting firm in Bluebell, PA. I always read through, as there is always something I can learn. This information comes from the book, “The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well” by Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield. Through their interviews, the authors found that superachievers have a tremendous sense of personal responsibility and are able to manage emotions and channel frustration in a constructive way. They also exhibit “strategic patience,” meaning they have personal discipline and a good sense of timing
“Success doesn’t just happen. Those who make it to the top – whether they are star athletes or business titans or standouts in any other field of endeavor – set their sights on being successful and continually reach for the stars.” These individuals have a number of common traits:
PASSION: Superachievers have unwavering faith in what they seek to accomplish and a steadfast belief that they are capable of achieving he goals they set for themselves.
PERSERVERANCE: In face of obstacles, top achievers call on inner strength, courage and self-confidence to persevere.
RESILIENCE: They use challenges to become smarter, stronger and more determined and are not distracted or derailed by obstacles.
OPTIMISM: Successful people hold positive beliefs about their goals, lives and abilities.
CURIOSITY: Superachievers are risk takers who often do things differently. They see problems from different angles and are not afraid to take action.
Above all, superachievers love what they do and do what they love, according to Sweeney and Gosfield – a not a bad way to work or live.
While, I do not consider myself a superachiever I do have some of the traits talked about by the authors. Primarily, I love what I do and do what I love. I also have the passion and definitely the curiosity.
Are you doing what you love? Any business or job comes with elements that we do not love nut that are necessary to the overall success of the business. If there are things you don’t love, hire someone to do those for you so you can concentrate more on what you do. You will be happier and more successful.
A tip of the glass from me to you!