CEOs featured LtoR: Christian Dodge, Greg Hammond, Darren Hardy, Brad Petersen at The GRAND Del Mar
Last week I played golf with three CEOs who were attending my private HP FORUM. They flew in early so we could play a round of golf on the spectacular course where I hosted the event.
It was the second time I have played golf in three years.
After the first tee shot I found myself having to explain (justify) why high-achieving entrepreneurs suck at golf. (Excuse? Yep, but true!)
Here is a little secret (or stark reality) about the uber-achievers you see on the cover of SUCCESS magazine… or on the gold medal platform at the Olympics … or holding
up the Vince Lombardi trophy … or collecting the Nobel Prize … or becoming a world-renown surgeon, artist, writer, musician, or one who “dents the universe”:
They are world-class at (only) a few things rather than trying to be good at many things.
The key here is this: What are you willing to give up to get what you REALLY want?
For instance, in my obsessive pursuit to be extraordinary at my Vital Few things, I have given up:
And I am rather mediocre at tennis, fishing, hiking, biking, photography, cooking, skiing, swimming, running, singing, dancing, golf… and so much more.
Not that there is anything wrong with the above activities. These are just the choices I have made—to give up or sacrifice to mediocrity in order for me to focus on the Vital Few I want to be world-class at, which is read more »