What do you think, champions are born or they are made, well both of them happen to be true. So the encouraging thing is, if you are not a born champion you can still become one. Well who is a champion, the term does not just refer to sports persons only, as is commonly perceived.
It is the perception that differentiates an average person from a true champion. The later treads with due caution while forming perceptions as such persons take their time to keenly observe things before arriving at any judgement. They never ever jump to hasty conclusions, however they take their time understanding and analyzing things, observing first, forming perceptions later on.
The number one performers do much more than just winning, and you too can aspire to join their league, how is that even possible, the answer is quite simple though, just by adopting a winner’s mindset. In part it is attitude, partly hard work and part natural ability.
Perform Exceptionally Well
The interesting thing is living your life, emulating a champion, is quite possible in every walk of life, be it athletics, academics, aviation or any other field. Essentially a champion is a person who performs exceptionally well in his or her chosen field.
One can easily draw parallels between champions, say an athletic star to that of a star performer. In order to do so, we need to identify the myriad traits that go into the making of a champion.
Rule of Thumb
A rule of thumb is you need to identify with someone as your inspiration. It could well be a sports person, a politician, or even an actorr. Now that you have picked up a role model, find out the various aspects you like about them, and what all things about them separate them from the crowd.
List down all the things you observe, try and incorporate them into your life. Don’t limit your observation to your role model, consciously observe people around you. When you carry on this observation for a significant time you would be able to observe things that people never communicate overtly.
Reading these signs, you get better and better at communication. This way you say the right things to the right people, and this trait may come in handy making you the star performer of your team.
Glass is Half Empty or Half Full
The saying very well sums up, it is only the perception that decides whether or not a glass is half empty or half full. People in general tend to be judgmental, there is nothing wrong with it though, in fact it is really good to have a judgement, that said, it is entirely wrong to have baseless judgments, that too completely based on superficial assumptions.
Think Before You Act
On the other hand champions go about observing, perceiving, understanding and they still exercise due diligence before forming judgments, this later on goes to determine the outcomes by the appropriate actions taken. Someone rightly said, think well, before you act, as only fools rush in.
Star performers are wise enough to think and analyze beforehand, lest they are faced with nasty repercussions for the actions they have taken at a much later time. Champions are rare to find and they do not go with the flow like dead fishes. Just follow these simple steps, and it is quite possible that you become a great champion and a star performer in your field of work, and you never know you might as well end up becoming a role model for countless others.