You know the high energy achiever when you see him. Eyes straight ahead, shoulders back, standing tall. He speaks with purpose and conviction. He’s beaming from head to toe. He’s the kind of person that makes you feel like an utter loser while standing in close proximity. After being in the same room as this guy, all you want to do is crawl back home to get your life together.
The mindset gap is an interesting concept to me. I have always been aware of the fact that mindset varies in individuals but I never really thought to articulate it as such because I always thought that raw talent is what made people successful. That is until I started to see the internet reach the scale that it is today. It seems as though hard work beats raw talent when raw talent refuses to work hard.
I learned over the last 5 years or so, that if you have a go-getter mindset, despite having little talent, you can achieve much more than those who have a lot of talent with a no-getter mindset. Yes, I’ll admit it, in my naiveté once upon a time I thought that all one needed was to be blessed by talent and success would fall into their laps.
The internet change all of that. It seems now that one can develop talent just so long as they apply relentless pressure consistently.