5 Core Attributes Achieve Your Goals

By David BreslowJanuary 9, 2008, 5:00 pm

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For the last 20 years, I've consulted with or coached people in business, sports, the acting profession and the private sector. It is clear that there are 5 core attributes that remain the foundation for helping anyone reach their potential. While many people tend to look at mastering mechanics, confidence, optimism and so onthe 5 Core Attributes are different.
 
The 5 Core Attributes are:
 
1. A Burning Desire
Is your desire a mild desire, a hope, a wish or a burning desire to get what you want? It doesnt matter what skill or experience level you are. A burning desire is necessary to make the changes you want. Whether it's break 100 or 80 or to improve your game in any way a burning desire is necessary to make it happen. You dont have to be a pro or even a low handicapper. A burning desire is a key attribute for any change for anyone.
 
2. Clarity of Intention
Those who achieve their dreams are clear on what their intentions are. They know what they want and don't waiver in their intention to create it. They know how to provide a specific answer to the question, 'What do you really want?' Not only are they clear on their desire but they are also able to envision it clearly. They SEE it happening in their mind's eye even before it actually does happen and negativity, doubt or any other form of interference are seen as speed bumps along the way but never deter them!
 

3. Talent
It may surprise some people that talent is third on the list but talent alone is not the most important factor in achieving your potential. Look around you. Is the most talented person always achieving their dreams? No. Relying on talent alone is a mistake. While talent is important, champions in any arena understand that talent will only take them so far. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Tom Brady and so many more...understand that talent without mastery of the inner game will limit their success. It is the inner game that dictates the outer game.
 
4. Resilience
Resilience has 2 components to it. One is the ability to ABSORB and the other is the ability to BOUNCE BACK. You can absorb rejection, disappointments and setbacks because you see them as something of value for you rather than something to react negatively to. Resilient people are able to accept reality better than others. This does not mean they like or ignore it, but they do accept it and therefore are able to bounce back from it more effectively. They have learned that there is wisdom to be gained and they are better for it!
 
5. Persistence
People who achieve their desires are persistent in doing things that create the outcomes they want. This does not mean persistently doing ineffective thingsit means being persistent in a productive way. They use their burning desire, clear intention, talent and ability to bounce back and step up and fulfill their dreams. They dust themselves off, smile; take a breath and say, 'I'm going after this again. The difference is; this time I'm wiser and have learned through experience.' Here is one of my favorite quotes that pinpoint this mindset:
 
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.'
- - Calvin Coolidge
 
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