Excerpted from the following article: The 2 Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make
Some of the highlights:
- There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.
- Confidence is a direct reflection of past performance
- You care more about learning than what other people think about you.
- Seek first to understand… then to be understood
- Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
- Teamwork appears most effective if each individual helps others to succeed, increasing the synergy of that team; ideally, every person will contribute different skills to increase the efficiency of the team and develop its unity.
In a Darwinian sense, most people compete with others on their own level. Those seeking rapid growth compete with others who are far advanced, what Josh Waitzkin calls “investing in failure.” An even higher order principle is collaborating with others who are far advanced of your current level.
For instance, if you want to get stronger or faster really fast, exercise with people in far better shape. If you want to do incredible work, work with more talented people than you. If you want to become a better person, date or marry someone “up.”