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Since the beginning of time, people from all walks of life, from philosophers and religious zealots to scientists and psychologists have tried their best to pinpoint the “meaning of life”. And to be more specific, the meaning of life from an individual standpoint. Best-selling books such as “The Purpose Driven Life” by mega-church pastor Rick Warren and “Find Your Why” by Simon Sinek continue to sell copies by the hundreds of thousands each year, and YouTube continues to be populated by viral videos on finding one’s purpose and personal mission. …


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When you take a look at people like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Roger Federer, Usain Bolt, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Elon Musk, the most obvious common denominator that they have is that they’re super achievers. Many people would probably credit their achievements to sheer talent or even good fortune. Athletes have the physique and physical characteristics to excel in their sports while the business super achievers were probably born into rich families, had abnormally high IQ’s, or were at the right place at the right time.

This notion of how these superstars are able to achieve so much more…


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Is there a particular way of thinking that the “Master” performers adopt that is different from others? Well, the research is in, and the answer is a resounding YES. Let’s look into the evidence!

Stanford University motivation expert Dr. Carol Dweck led a number of studies to determine the effects of the belief in natural born genius on student performance. She discovered that there are two mindsets people have about their abilities and intelligence: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.

One is the belief that intelligence is determined at birth, and each person has a fixed amount that can’t…

Dr. Trevor Blattner

Dr. Blattner is Founder of The Top 1%, a company that helps leaders build extraordinary organizations by putting PEOPLE First. (www.drtrevorblattner.com)

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