To Be A Champion, Become A Child
Priya Florence Shah
Have you ever wondered what successful people have that makes
Ever wonder how those champion recruiters in your company
manage, month after month, to get the most new recruits, the
biggest bonuses, the largest paychecks?
Well let me tell you a secret. No one starts out as a Champion.
Most of them started out like you and me.
So what is it that makes a Champion different from the rest?
Champions have an attitude, a mindset that sets them apart
from the rest. But most of these qualities are not exceptional.
Indeed each and every one of us possesses these qualities
when we start out in life. But somewhere along the way we
tend to lose them and diminish our own potential.
To be a Champion, you must first become a Child! Let me explain:
1. Champions are Willing to Learn.
Children come into this world with an innate desire to learn,
to understand the world around them.
They are like sponges observing and absorbing every fact,
every reaction. Because they know that their very survival
depends on it.
One of the most important, and oft-repeated, qualities we
need to succeed in business is a willingness to learn - to
To become a champion, you must be willing to educate yourself
or be educated, to read about, learn and absorb all the things
you need to know, even if they are completely new to you.
If you don't, you are doomed to failure from the start.
2. Champions are Willing to Act
Have you notice how children completely geared towards action?
As soon as they learn a new skill, they want to put it into
Champions are the same. They put their newly learned skills
to use, taking concrete steps to improve their performance,
so they can take their business to the next level.
They know that they must act on what they have learned, even
if they haven't perfected it. Which brings me to their next
3. Champions are Not Afraid to Fail
Just as a child picks itself up again and again, every time
it falls while taking its first steps, champions are not afraid
to fall down or fail.
They know that failure is the best teacher. They learn from
their mistakes and keep fine-tuning their methods till they
Champions have the courage to fall down and not be discouraged.
They pick themselves up and keep trying.
4. Champions are Willing to Adapt
Darwin got it wrong.
Survival does not happen to the Fittest, but to the Most Adaptable.
As children, we adapt to long-term change relatively easily.
We are more willing to accept situations and adapt our behaviour
Unfortunately, as we grow older, we become more rigid in our
thinking, unwilling to accept that there may be better ways
of doing things.
In a changing business scenario, resistance to change makes
us obsolete. We end up losing out to players with a better
understanding of changing trends.
Champions are those who can adapt themselves and their business
to changing trends.
5. Champions are Willing to Innovate
Children are extremely inventive beings. They come into this
world with no preconceived notions of doing things. In their
minds there are no limits to what they can do or how they
can do it.
Champions apply these very principles to take their business
to the top.
They not only learn from what has been done before. They find
ways of doing it more efficiently, more cheaply, more successfully.
You don't have to be like a child in all respects to succeed.
It's probably not even desirable.
But if your pre-conceived notions, fears and hesitation are
preventing you from reaching your goals, try looking at the
world through a child's eyes.
At best you will improve your chances of success, at worst
you'll remain young at heart.
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