When we are able to optimize certain traits of our personality, we win.
𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄𝘀, 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲.
Which means, not everybody can be a high performer, unless they are able to sharpen/tweak personality traits via training.
𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘤𝘊𝘳𝘢𝘦 & 𝘊𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘢, 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘮 (𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳, 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘴𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴), 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 high levels of 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴.
𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻: the ability to feel positive emotions.
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀: organization, persistence, and motivation of an individual in goal‐oriented activities and describes a person’s relationship to work
This means that if you are naturally positive- and filled with positivity and optimism, while at the same time you are able to be competitive, organized, and goal-oriented, you are positioned to win.
Some believe that neuroticism is their “special” sauce- but they would be wrong.
Oftentimes, many trick themselves into thinking negative personality traits can be used for positive- but the reality is, a negative trait has dire consequences over time.
Getting yourself into an optimized state is critical to short and long term performance outcomes and metrics.
How often do you train optimism and mindset?
How often do you train your organizational skills, set goal targets, and feed your motivation?
Yesterday, I took a high performer in finance and venture capital through this exercise and we determined his personal graph- and how he can use his distribution to not only accelerate his company, but create a competitive advantage against competitors as a result of using his personality.