Underachiever or Overachiever?
Now that’s a question that one rarely asks or one rarely thinks about.
But seriously….what would you rather be?
Underpaid or Overpaid? That’s really what it boils down to.
Would you rather settle for what you don’t want because it’s easy, or are you the type of person who will do anything to achieve your goals and dreams?
Unfortunately, the general public has been programmed to settle for less. Take a look at the average household income for the US in 2008.
Notice they didn’t even list the household incomes higher than $70,482. WHY? Less than 10% of the US actually lives the live the want to live rather than settling on what they don’t want. Sad isn’t?
Overachievers think differently than the general public. Every single overachiever has a winning attitude which consists of the following must have elements:
1. They surround themselves with successful people
2. They only seek advice from successful people
3. They tune out negative energy
4. They do whatever it takes to get the job done
5. They never stop learning
6. They believe in themselves
7. They believe anything is possible
8. They see the BIG Picture
9. They understand the Law of Attraction
10. They share knowledge with their community
Why aren’t more people overachievers? Do they think it’s too hard?
What really surprises me is the number of people who start a business online with a “winning attitude” but very quickly turn into an underachiever.
With all of the resources on the Internet these days, very few take action. There is a lot of money to be made online but only those who take action will reap the rewards. I have created a list of phrases to help the online entrepreneur turn themselves from an underachiever into an overachiever.
Turn Underachiever phrases into Overachiever phrases.
“I’ll do it tomorrow” -> “I’ll do it right now”
“Next time” -> “Yes”
“That’s too hard” -> “I can learn anything”
“I can’t do it” -> “I can do it”
“I don’t have time” -> “I’ll make the time”
”I don’t know” -> “I’ll do whatever it takes”
In the wild, birds and animals have no choice but to be overachievers otherwise they would die. Imagine if the baby sea turtle refused to go in the water because it was too cold, or the baby zebra refused to stand because it was too tired, or the baby robin refused to fly because it was too scared. Birds and animals don’t have time for excuses as their attitude depends on life or death.
On the other hand, the general public has been programmed to believe that only the rich and famous can live the life of their dreams.
It’s time to reprogram your mind like an overachiever.
Next time you catch yourself saying one of the underachiever phrases, quickly turn your thoughts around by reacting with an overachiever phrase.
Work Smarter, Play Harder!
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