I heard that one of the qualities of a Super Achiever is that they don’t like to lose. I’ve thought a lot about that comment and concluded that a Super Achiever with a worldly perspective is susceptible to puffed-up pride and ego. (The world believes that puffed-up pride is okay and it strives to master the ego. But the true goal is to be like Christ who has neither puffed-up pride nor ego.)
WORLDLY PUFFED-UP PRIDE: Puffed-up pride desires to impress others with skills or knowledge. Puffed-up pride comes from seeking outside validation because somewhere in the heart of hearts is the belief of not being good enough. Good self-esteem and good self-worth counteract puffed-up pride from thinking good things and knowing who we are.
WORLDLY EGO: Ego needs to tell others what they do or know. Having ego is selfish because in someway it thinks about “me.” Having no ego is selfless because it desires the happiness of others. (A good person doesn’t need to say anything but just knows.) Logic counteracts ego and doesn’t let emotion get in the way. Good people do what is logically best: Actions speak louder than words.
- Validate themselves and think good things.
- Have good self-esteem and know who they are.
- Logically do what’s correct.
- Take big risks: The bigger the risk the bigger the reward. (There’s failure but also success.)
- Face and overcome their obstacles.
- Are persistent: Don’t give up.
- Are driven.
- Are focused.
- Have a great desire to learn and improve.
Everyone has the ability to be a Super Achiever; the hero of their own story. Believe and dare.