Story by Darshan Choure
Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?
According to research high complexity jobs which ranges from cooking to making sales, the top 10% produce 80% more than the average and 700% more than the bottom 10%.
But all of us are aware that becoming the best isn’t easy. As Winston Churchill had once said,
“I am easily satisfied with the very best”.
And the reason why it’s hard to become great is that a lot of what we’ve been told about how to learn, study or train is wrong, wrong and dead wrong. So it’s time to learn how to get better at getting better.
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Luke had Yoda. The Karate Kid had Mr Miyagi. Even Kung Fu Panda had Master Oogway and Shifu. Hope you are getting the picture.
So you find a Yoda who is totally invested in your success. Awesome. Now you have to be the dutiful, obedient student, right? Wrong.
You need to be respectful, but you also need to be just a little bit of a pain in the ass.
The kids who outdid their peers in the classroom and the kids that went on to become pros in a variety of sports had behavioural traits in common. The kids who went to the top in soccer, for example, they displayed something called “self-regulatory behaviour.” It’s a 12-year-old who’s going up to their trainer and saying,
“I think this drill is a little too easy. What is this working on again? Why are we doing this? I think I’m having a problem with this other thing. Can I work on that instead?”
This zeal to learn can go a long way to make you stand apart from others.
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