Want to make history? Want to win?
It’s not talent or skills that matter as much as these two attributes:
1. They're never satisfied. Leaders have an insatiable appetite to do more, learn more, create more. While they may take a breath to celebrate victories, they quickly turn to the next challenge.
A sense of urgency drives them. They live in a perpetually unsettled state, feeling like they're behind even when the world praises them.
2. They own their outcomes. The Steven Spielbergs and Peyton Mannings of the world never confuse effort with results. Embracing a whatever-it-takes attitude, they figure out how to conquer any obstacle, setback or enemy. Also-rans blame others when falling short, playing victim to circumstance.
Knowing that 100% of the results are on their own shoulders, top achievers refuse to cede responsibility. They own it fully, ensuring rigorous execution follows their wildest dreams.
— Adapted from “The 2 Must-Have Beliefs of History-Makers,” Josh Linkner, Inc.