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In his play “As you like it“, Shakespeare gives us one of his oft discussed poems that i am sure most of you would have studied at some or the other point in your academic life.

The first few lines are like :

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players,
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts .

All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players,

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts …

Being players in the theatre of life what is it that motivates us to enact our role every day ? Have you thought why some people are better performers and some are not. Is there a difference which you cannot unravel ? Why do some people excel at their roles and are ultimately better actors here? A blog is too small a space to answer these questions which have riddled me for a long time but i want to put together those traits that i have been able to clearly distinguish.  To keep it simple i note bullet points here.

1. These people have a definite sense of purpose. They are very clear what they want and how they can get what they want.

—<> Learning: Be definite and have clear goals.

2. They work hard. By hard work i mean that, these people do not procrastinate, they seize the moment and follow plan with decisive action.

—<> Learning: Tirelessly execute your plans. carpe diem.

3. They find motivation in adversity , in simple terms every failure kicks them to bounce back with more fire in their bellies.

—<> Learning: Use failure as an excuse to come roaring back. Read the (Fabulous Failures of Successful People)

4. They have high levels of self belief. This means that they trust the sanctity of their dreams and keep reaffirming to themselves , ” I can do it”

—<> Learning: Believe that if you can dream it , you can do it.

5. They imagine their success and live it everyday. When you imagine you have achieved your goals, you reinforce your resolve to be true to your goals. Living your dream moulds your thinking pattern such that your energies are channelled towards executing the plans which you have drawn.

—<> Learning: Imagine yourself having achieved your goals.

One fact these pointers prove is that there is really no secret to good performance on the stage of life, the point is that not every one is willing.

Note: There are several other factors which create standout performers but the ones i listed are the ones i have seen proven by empirical data 🙂

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