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6 Skills of every high achiever

6 Skills of every high achiever.

Do you want to be the best of the best? Are you trying to master life and maximize your potential? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Living your life to its fullest doesn’t require a PhD in life reorientation.

You simply need to embrace some simple strategies to maximize your achievement. Here are the 6 skills of every high achiever.


Life rarely goes according to plan. Even a well-conceived concept is bound to be subjected to alterations and deviations.

While many globally-oriented thinkers like to pride themselves on the ability to think ahead, just as valuable is the ability to persist through adversity and to be resilient in the face of setbacks.

Persistence plays an even greater role for those facing some degree of adversity in achieving their goals, making the motivation to surmount obstacles and stay on track even more valuable.

Persistence and resilience aren’t static qualities, however. Persistence is as much about comprehensively evaluating all possibilities relative to finding successful solutions as it is about engaging with a plan until it comes to fruition.

Likewise, resiliency, the more optimistic counterpart to persistence, also requires thoroughness and diligence in ensuring that all bases have been covered when re-evaluating one’s trajectory.

Persistence is not about being thoughtless and stubborn as one plods along but about being thorough, deliberate and intentional in one’s objectives.


Courage takes many forms in the realm of achievement but generally revolves around two secondary attributes: creativity and individuality. Those who are creative seek to make something that hasn’t been done before.

The frequent response to such endeavours is to reject or resist since those who lack creativity can’t envision the success of such efforts.

A creative individual, or anyone who wishes to contribute a new or alternative idea or process, has to have the courage to endure such negativity and resistance when evidence and personal motivation suggest otherwise.

Of equal importance is the need to be distinct and independent rather than go with the herd. Many, in the name of achievement, try to ride on the coattails of others or follow in others’ footsteps.

One can easily be lost in the crowd and fail to be any more distinct than the variety of applicants, participants or contributors to any endeavour.

Being individual and distinct doesn’t mean being individualistic and superior but being courageous to embrace one’s unique attributes, style and performance to be able to present yourself in a package that allows you to find a role where you can contribute to the best of your ability.

Those who have the courage to embrace their unique traits and distinctness are often those capable of rising about the pack.

Willingness to learn.

High achievement is all about embracing consistent, personal growth, and personal growth is a reflection of how much you are willing to learn.

No one comes out of the womb knowing everything, and those who do either are bypassed because they are too stubborn to embrace new and more effective approaches or because they are revealed to not have the performance to back up their presentation.

Flexibility is a reflection of an individual’s responsiveness, openness and willingness to accept change.

A flexible individual has a knack for finding creative solutions when other suggestions haven’t panned out and is willing to balance a variety of interests, whether from upper management, clients and even personal interests to find solutions that meet all parties’ needs.

Ability to find balance.

One of the great challenges when it comes to achievement, whether at the group or collective level, is finding balance in orientation and vision.

Some organizations seek to be specialists within a specific field, producing state of the art laser-guided construction equipment or high-end cooking ware, whereas other firms seek breadth in products and services provided.

As an individual, the achievement is also dependent on the ability to balance breadth with depth when it comes to one’s skillset.

Balancing the two can seem mutually exclusive but generally revolves around finding breadth in experience and depth in knowledge.

While you can’t know everything, you can familiarize yourself with a variety of applications within your specific field, the personnel responsible for dealing with a variety of issues and the mechanisms implemented for finding solutions as well as their track record.

Finding depth in knowledge allows you to gain expertise in finding solutions that you are best suited to explain and reconfigure for a variety of challenges.

A successful individual is able to meet both demands to be able to constantly contribute to any endeavour and not be pigeonholed into one professional realm.

An ability to enjoy the process, not just the destination.

Whether in overcoming learning disabilities or running a company, finding intrinsic motivation in what one does to enjoy the process and not just the product is critical to sustained achievement.

Along with flexibility, persistence and balance, how one does something is as important as what one achieves and, from the individual’s perspective, offers more control and opportunity for personal investment.

When a person is invested in the process of achievement, there is a greater capacity to respond effectively to the many challenges that arise rather than to stubbornly try to meet a targeted quota or design idea without any conception of how to achieve this product.

Able to build a community and set aside personal interests.

High achievement is not about being the best but about creating the best environment around you, including who is working and living with you.

Whether it’s your employers, co-workers, friends or family, bringing out the best in others creates a reciprocal effect when they try to bring the best out in you.

A collective sense of achievement creates a greater sense of contribution and productivity, allowing everyone to achieve to the best of their ability while simultaneously achieving their goals.

Bringing the most out in others takes some simple practices. Being receptive to others’ feedback and responsive allows you to feel engaged, while communication and transparency creates a feeling of respect.

Kindness, compassion and a sense of humour are all valuable in fostering a sense of connectivity that can drive your performance in addition to those around you.

In the end, whether it’s regarding bringing out the best in others, enjoying the process, finding balance, being flexible, being courageous or being persistent, living a life of high achievement is always within reach.

6 Skills of every high achiever

6 Skills of every high achiever

6 Skills of every high achiever

6 Skills of every high achiever

6 Skills of every high achiever

6 Skills of every high achiever

Jenny Fischer

Jenny Fischer

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