They don’t take “No” for an answer – ever.
Their passion for progress and achievement prevents them from accepting any result other than the one they are ultimately striving for.
Even if it means putting themselves in awkward or difficult positions, working unbearable hours, or completely remodelling their approach.
They are prepared to put a degree of effort and commitment into their actions that most people shy away from. Why? – Because “No” means nothing to them.
If we can overcome the initial fear of being told “no” and understand that no truly means nothing, we’ll be better for it. How many opportunities are lost because of our fear of asking?
2 – A singular, unblinking focus
They have perfected the art of remaining focused.
To the extent that each one of them can recollect stories of working 80-100 hour weeks. . . sleeping on couches in their offices, and ignoring everything else in their lives; just to be able to complete a critical task.
At times like these, they don’t think about anything else. They don’t get distracted by other, tedious tasks. All they focused on is the task at hand.
This focus has allowed them to perfect the art of getting into a “flow state”.
A “Flow State” is a mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energised focus, full involvement and enjoyment in the process of the activity.
This state of “Flow” is only achieved when the person can perform consistently; undistracted by other, less-significant tasks.
Think of your own work-life and the way you go about your day-to-day tasks. How often are you distracted? How often does something small in scale pull your attention away, making you less productive and less effective? How can you schedule your day so you can complete one task, then move to the next, effectively, excitedly and purposefully?