24 Feb When it comes to efficiency this pivotal fundamental Is what all the great leaders implement into their regimen
All the greats; Wayne Gretzky, Elon Musk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Jim Carrey, The Beatles — the list is endless — Each of these players succeeded beyond limitations and what they initially thought was possible. They overcame adversity and survived as heroes; people we look up to. When asking them what served their accomplishments surprisingly ‘effort’ was low on the list. Confidence and a strong belief in themself is what put them above the rest.
Oprah has interviewed all of the above heroes with the exception of the Beatles. In fact, quite a few talkshow hosts have invited each of them on their show. From their responses in their interviews, as well as magazine articles and presentations I have personally witnessed referencing similar accounts, each of these leaders said confidence is the most important aspect of any achievement. They get up each day and the first thing thoughts and words they expel are positive in nature referencing who they are and what they stand for.
What separates the achievers from the non-achievers is belief in one’s self. That’s it. There is a ton of competition in the business world especially with 7 billion people on the planet. Every industry is flooded and with an economic downturn people aren’t spending like they were before. It can be tough starting a business, or running an existing one successfully. It’s even more daunting realizing that four out of five businesses fail before they reach true start up. That being said, it isn’t impossible to thrive when the economy is low, and just like we’ve learned from all the great leaders; with great belief in yourself you can surpass the rest.
I’ve built a successful business primarily on inspiration from these great leaders. I’ve watched countless interviews on talk shows, seen/heard their craft and followed them to maintain optimal motivation. The thing about these great leaders is that very rarely are they in negative form. They think positively and focus on the end accomplishment, that’s it! All of their accomplishments are fuelled by the inner belief they host in themselves.
I learned about mantras in my early spiritual study of Buddhism. I learned that saying a daily mantra can help increase your confidence especially if you remain consistent with the activity. Mantras include positive statements — anything that’s relevant to who you believe you are. Keeping in mind that neither of us are truly satisfied with where we are in our current placement; each of us can become better people, this mantra is meant to serve as influence and inspiration to be your best self.
I say my mantra to myself out loud in the shower when I get up in the morning every day. It goes something like this, “I am confident. I am more superior than I was yesterday. I am worthwhile…”
Your mantra doesn’t have to be in extended form. Often times it’s better if it’s simple because then you can say it often throughout the day without much effort. This will surely make you more confident in yourself. When you are your most confident you’re able to engage your best efforts. This is when you become great.
Leverage the simple activity that all the greats have. Say a mantra to yourself daily and reap the inner benefits.
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