Can we agree to be proactive in life from now on instead of reactive? Hey, it’s just a simple fact that being proactive is less stressful than trying to react every time something happens to us. And I don’t think I would be too far off the mark by saying that we could all use a little less stress in our lives, right?
Well, according to Steve Siebold who wrote the book, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class, he explains how champions always prepare themselves to win. Average people seem to have a strategy of, “Ready, fire, aim!” Siebold explains how middle class performers have a fondness for just winging it. Some actually brag about their lack of planning, like a kid in school who boasts about not studying for an exam.
I know that I have also been guilty of this type of behavior. I too have bragged about doing well on a test that I didn’t take the time to thoroughly prepare for. This type of winging it certainly isn’t the kind of winning take charge type of behavior of someone who clearly understands that life is a do-it-yourself project. It’s more of a sit back and hope to get lucky someday attitude. And this attitude usually does not pay off very well.
Do you want to be part of the world class that Siebold is talking about in his book? Are you being proactive and thoroughly preparing yourself for life with a do-it-yourself project mentality?
You have to pay the price for success in advance. This formula of outworking others is something that drives average performers mad. Most won’t do it. Thus, most will stay right where they are occasionally bragging about how they didn’t study and got lucky with a passing grade.
Now teens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Remember, life is a do-it-yourself project and we want to get more out of life than just a passing grade. And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…