EXCEPTIONAL THINKING

Pt 1 - Psychological Hardiness, Pt 2 - The Training & Trusting Mindsets

KEY TAKEAWAYS

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

John Eliot

John Eliot, Ph.D., is a top speaker, author, and award-winning professor, specializing in thinking skills, business and psychology. He is on the faculty at Rice University, and is an adjunct professor at SMU Cox School of Business Leadership Center and the University of Houston. For nearly a decade, Dr. Eliot has been a consultant and trainer for business executives, professional athletes, and corporations, helping them tweak their business performance and personal productivity. His clients... Read More

Most of the people in our population, they’ll spend a lot of hours every day and every week trying to figure out how to avoid failure; trying how to minimize their mistakes, and trying to figure out how to take the safe and cautious path; how to do it the easier way, where the champions are saying, “No, no, no, no, no ─ safe and cautious and easy; that doesn’t cut it if I want to do something exceptional.  That’s great at getting me into the middle class.  If you pick out the safe, sure, easy path where there aren’t going to be a lot of failures and there aren’t going to be a lot of mistakes, it’s very predictable, you’ll get just that; you’ll get safe, easy, and predictable.  Discoveries come out of failure after failure after failure ─ trial and error, right.  You fail and you tweak it.  You fail and you tweak it.  You make changes, you make modifications until “bang,” you hit it.

One of the guys that knows this better than anybody that I’ve ever met is Michael Jordan.  An interesting thing about Michael Jordan.  If you look at this guy ─ and a lot of people say he is perhaps one of the best players every to play the game of basketball.  He’s #1 in NBA history in one category.  Do you know it is?  “He missed the most shots.”  Missed shots.  He’s missed more shits in his NBA career than anybody else.  Now he’s number  and 3 and 5 and he’s in the top 10 in a lot of categories, but the one he owns is missed shots and it just so happens, it’s the one he’s most proud of.  He’ll talk to you all day about champion shots that he’s missed.

Dreaming and envisioning and creating and playing and being innovative, and thinking out of the box, right?  It has to do with soul and spirituality, and faith and freedom, right?  We can go round and round and round in that box to.  That’s the trusting mindset.  A great performer that is good at the training mindset and the trusting mindset; one thing we say is they’ve got vision and they’ve got passion, right?  They understand what is feels like to be free.  They do things because they’re inspired and not just because they’re on a to-do list.  Being realistic is justifying negative thinking.

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