Kobe Byrant, Michael Jordan, and John D. Rockefeller all did a lot of great things, including shocking the world with not only their skill, but with their will.
Yes, there is some controversy to these names, but that is beside the point.
You can’t achieve success by nit-picking and micro analyzing everyone’s life.
So don’t start now.
Here are the 3 Levels of Competitors by Tim S. Grover in his book Relentless.
1. The Cooler
To be a Cooler means to be Good.
Whether you’re looking at this from a sports or business perspective, it means that you stick to your role and won’t step out of your comfort zone. You worry about the competition and how you measure up. You want the spotlight, but crumble when the pressure is on. Slowly, you avoid it all together.
2. The Closer
To be a Closer means to be Great.
Instead of just worrying, you now study and plan against the competition based on fear. You only step up when you know the odds are in your favor. When the pressure is high and a lot is at stake, you step up only when asked. After the job is completed, you feel successful. You love the credit and being congratulated for getting the job done.
3. The Cleaner
To be a Cleaner means to be Unstoppable.
Unlike the Cooler and Closer, you neither worry nor spend hours studying who you face. As a Cleaner you reach a status where the competition studies you. Whether it’s the last shot of the game or closing a multi-million dollar deal, you step up without being asked. You don’t have to think about it, you just do it. Cleaners don’t need your congratulations and rarely do they congratulate you for doing your job. It’s just expected from you. Everyone already knows who the Cleaner is, they don’t have to show who’s in charge.
A true Cleaner is never satisfied. Why? There’s always more to do.
There is no such thing as being a Cleaner in every aspect of your life.
It’s just not possible.
Nonetheless, you can learn from these 3 Levels of Competitors and apply it when you come across pressure in your daily life.
Don’t react from fear. React from strategy. Be cool as ice under pressure.
Fear is a great tool, but only if you harness it.
Have a cool head under pressure so that you can see what other people don’t see.
Most people fear the wrong things in life.
Have fear of the correct things such as living a shitty life which includes poor health, wealth, social life, and mental happiness.
How do you react to bad news? And why is that?
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