September 19, 2013

World Class vs Middle Class; What's Really the Difference?

I read an article of Steve Siebold, an internationally recognized expert in the field of peak performance and mental toughness, spent more than 20 years conducting interviews with champions, researching the psychology of peak performance and learning what sets world-class performers apart.

Do you see yourself as middle-class or world-class? No, I'm not talking about what's in your bank account. I'm talking about what sets world-class performers apart from those who are just "good enough," no matter what their profession.

Steve Siebold shared his findings with Fortune 500 companies around the world in this book from Simple Truths, Secrets of the World Class: Turning Mediocrity into Greatness. Today, I'd like to share some of Steve's thoughts about what distinguishes world-class performers from those who are merely "good enough".
  1. The Middle Class competes...The World Class creates.
  2. The Middle Class avoids risk...The World Class manages risk.
  3. The Middle Class loves to be comfortable...The World Class is comfortable being uncomfortable.
  4. The Middle Class lives in delusion...The World Class lives in objective reality.
  5. The Middle Class hungers for security...The World Class doesn't believe security exists.
  6. The Middle Class sacrifices growth for safety...The World Class sacrifices safety for growth.
  7. The Middle Class focuses on having...The World Class focuses on being.
  8. The Middle Class has a lottery mentality...The World Class has an abundance mentality.
  9. The Middle Class slows down...The World Class calms down.
  10. The Middle Class is frustrated...The World Class is grateful.
  11. The Middle Class operates out of fear and scarcity...The World Class operates from love and abundance.
  12. The Middle Class has pipe dreams...The World Class has vision.
  13. The Middle Class denies its intuition...The World Class embraces its intuition.
  14. The Middle Class trades time for money...The World Class trades ideas for money.
  15. The Middle Class is problem oriented...The World Class is solution oriented.
  16. The Middle Class sees itself as a victim....The World Class sees itself as responsible.
  17. The Middle Class thinks it knows enough...The World Class is eager to learn.
  18. The Middle Class speaks the language of fear...The World Class speaks the language of love.
  19. The Middle Class chooses fear...The World Class chooses growth.
  20. The Middle Class is boastful...The World Class is humble.
  21. The Middle Class seeks riches...The World Class seeks wealth.
  22. The Middle Class believes its vision only when it sees it...The World Class knows it will see its vision when it believes it.
  23. The Middle Class coaches through logic...The World Class coaches through emotion.
  24. The Middle Class believes problem-solving stems from knowledge...The World Class believes problem-solving stems from will.

If you want to improve your life or advance your career then Steve's book would help change your thinking. It's filled with 24+ Secrets of the World Class, along with action steps and additional resources to help you turn mediocrity into greatness in every area of your life.

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