10 characteristics that set apart those who reach goals feeling empty, exhausted and sold-out... from the ones who get there feeling fulfilled, excited, and ready for more.
I compiled this list (which goes way beyond the passion and purpose) while seeking for common denominators in my clients who have created amazing things, and reflecting on my own life as an international athlete, career woman, business owner, mom working from home...
These are what's made it all possible:
- Competitiveness: racing against the latest version of self, striving to becoming better with every moment
- Aggressiveness & drive: not reckless out on the street, but a go-getter who doesn't wait for things to be handed to
- Commitment: to push through pain (not out of the addiction, but to get better).
- Taking ownership: willing to look into own shit and deal with it, no matter how hard the ego is trying to fight it
- Playing the long game: yes, momentary discomforts are stepping stone to the grand, long-term vision
- It's not about the strategy: it's about the attitude behind the what, how, and why.
- Resourcefulness: finding fastest, simplest, best ways to overcome challenges.
- Risk-taking: willingness to lose, to get hurt, turned down, on the way to the desired destination.
- Relentlessness: in pursuing what feels right and knows it's true
- Coachability: openness and willingness to be shown and taught better ways of doing/being.
Yes, there is something to be said about the aligned journey to be simple and fun. True. It doesn't mean it's always easy and convenient.
So, here are 3 more to bring this all together. Ready?
11. Not doing it alone: beyond the blind spots and accountability, there's also support and guidance that's unavoidable and necessary.
12. Abundance and expansion mindset: playing in the possibilities vs limitations is the key.
13. It's not about working harder: feel it, embody it, become it.
P.S.: And btw...all of them are prerequisite for my clients to have and understand in order to be accepted into my circles... Why? Because I chose to serve at the highest level, making an impact, and having fun doing it. Selfish? Perhaps. Does it work? You bet.)