12 Universal Traits of World-Class Winners Anyone Can Instantly Use to Dominate Their Field

They don’t compete with anyone.

Anthony Moore
Dec 18, 2017 · 12 min read

1. They Don’t Compete With Anyone; Everyone Competes With Them.

“Stay in your lane.”

The more you look at how much faster others are (or how much faster you are than others), the more likely you are to crash.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”

Study the game and its players all you can, but never compare yourself to them.

2. They Will Do Whatever It Takes To Become the Best In Their Field.

Being willing to do “whatever it takes” is extremely rare today.

3. They Never Stop Improving.

“There is no point at which performance maxes out and additional practice does not lead to further improvement.”

World-class winners know they are never “done.” You never “arrive” at a new behavior; you simply become better and better.

4. They’re Always the Hungriest Person In the Room.

In the words of prolific actor Will Smith:

“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple.”

There will always be people with better genetics, more money, more powerful connections, a nicer car, better looks, more talent, and more luck.

5. They Design Their Diet, Body, and Sleep Cycle to Produce Greatness.

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6. They Don’t Tolerate Mediocrity.

“The key to becoming world-class in your endeavors is to build your performance around world-class routines.”

-Darren Hardy

The higher your tolerance for mediocrity, the more off-track your life will become.

7. They Never Make Excuses and Take Full Responsibility for Everything.

“The moment you accept total responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life is the day you claim the power to change ANYTHING in your life.” -Hal Elrod

Once you begin to see your life as exactly what you make it, you can design whatever life you want. You take back all the power from everything you’ve ever blamed — your boss, the economy, God, Trump, your upbringing, your bad luck — and you gain the ability to do anything.

8. They Prize Mental Resilience More Than Anything.

In the words of world-champion chess player Josh Waitzkin:

“Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and it should be nurtured continuously. If left to my own devices, I am always looking for more ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid confrontations but to become at peace with it. My instinct is to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them.”

The higher you ascend, the more obstacles will try to pull you back down.

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9. They Are Extremely Focused On Only the Most Important Priorities.

10. They Constantly Operate in Peak Flow States.

11. They Turn Every Obstacle Into an Advantage.

12. They Surround Themselves With People Who Hold Extremely High Standards.

In Conclusion

Here’s one of the greatest truths I’ve learned in the past 5 years:

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