Obsessively Searching for Stellar…
Many thanks to the dozens of you who have sent me kind messages over the last two weeks asking where The DEW View! had gone.
I just didn’t have anything shockingly inspiring to share.
I really do want to change the world not waste your time.
ALSO… this blog is getting a massive upgrade. I am working on some new content at danielwaldschmidt.com for you along with my friends at Channel V Media that I am SO excited to share with you. That should be coming to you at the beginning of the year. It’s really going to be VERY cool. I will finally have a platform to offer you so much more content…
Everything that I am working on falls in the general category of high performance. It’s a curious thought. How can you consistently perform at amazingly high levels?
……….How can I do that?
………………..How can you do that?
…………………………How can you hold you employees to that standard?
These questions are on my mind these days. Frankly, I think it’s on a lot of your minds too — if your emails and calls are an indication of what you are thinking about these days.
Being amazing, awesome, stellar — whatever you call it — really comes down to three attributes that any of us can have. It’s not a hard formula to understand. Is is however a painfully hard act to live…
Here is what defines “stellar”:
- Desire — You have to want to be better. This is where it all starts. Without desire, you will quickly fall off the mark of consistent high performance. It happens all time — well intentioned, passionate people giving up way too soon. Their will is broken. Their passion is quelled. WHY? They give up because they forget how bad they really want to be successful. You need desire now more than ever. With the gloom of global economic negativity in our face every day, desiring more for yourself is a must.
- Dedication — You have to focus your time on being a high performer. You can’t just simply want to be amazing and it magically happen. You’re life isn’t a David Blaine performance, it’s a battle — for your time and attention. Daily activity toward your goal is the only way to be a consistent high performer. Small things add up to big things over time. They do. With the dedication toward accomplishing small goals, you will find yourself doing huge things over time.
- Discipline — You have to train yourself to endure the bad stuff that happens along the way. Despite the best plans and the most altruistic of ambitions, people and circumstances will rain all over your parade. They will discourage you. Many times they will deliberately try to hurt you. You have to be ready to take a punch, get knocked out, and then stand back up and keep fighting — time after time after time. No matter what happens, you have to have the discipline to reach deep within your soul and fight on.
Success is not usually an intellectual challenge. It’s a mental challenge. Desire, dedication, and discipline are not taught in the classroom. They are a harsh reality of life. You can be stellar. You can find excellence. You can be amazing…
How are you searching for stellar?
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