Mindvalley’s new author, Denis Waitley has not only discovered the secret behind the success of super performers like Elon Musk and Michael Phelps.
He’s been instrumental in making champions.
This brilliant man is the legendary performance coach of US Olympic Athletes, NASA Astronauts and Business Executives at IBM and General Electric. And after studying champions for years and years, he’s realized that it’s not just talent, hard work and or luck that makes a super performer — it’s the mindset that gives that winning the edge.
Denis then took all of his knowledge and insight and poured it into a program, The Psychology of Winning, which became the No. 1 Bestselling audiobook of all time.
And now we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve revamped the program for the new generation in a Quest that will help you unleash the champion within.
But there’s something else that gives him remarkable insight into the mindset of champions. Denis has interviewed hundreds of Prisoners of War who were returning home from Vietnam…
And he found out that they had used their extraordinary ingenuity and effort to overcome seemingly unbeatable obstacles.
The Psychology Of Champions
Champions exist in all fields. It’s less about what you’re doing; it has much more to do with how you’re doing it.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
There are a few things all champions have in common:
1. A Growth mindset
As Denis Waitley says,
All of the top achievers I know are lifelong learners … looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing … not moving toward excellence.
A growth mindset allows you to achieve more by understanding that your intelligence, your talents, your skills, and your focus are able to improve. You don’t need to perfect right now. You can grow, as long as you dedicate yourself to the growth process.
2. Physical endurance
Every champion needs some level of physical endurance, not just those in sports. In order to create something worthwhile, it takes continuous effort. After all, “Rome was not built in a day.”
Sometimes your goals will demand a level of commitment, focus, and devotion that push you outside of your comfort zone. This is good. Enduring setbacks and challenges that come your way to ultimately create something you value means you’re growing and expanding.
3. Effective strategies & mechanics
And of course, in order to be successful at what you want to do, you need to have effective strategies in place and understand the mechanics of what you’re trying to accomplish.
That doesn’t mean you have to understand how to accomplish every step along the way (that might be too overwhelming to think about if you’re just starting the champion’s journey).
But it does mean that you have a plan, you practice to achieve that plan, and then you adjust along the way based on the feedback you receive (like how customers respond to your marketing, or how many art pieces you were able to create in a week).
What do you consider the #1 contributor to your personal success?
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