6 Myths About Achievers That May Be Holding You Back – Part 4

Results require work. No work, no results. If you want to excel in your field (and achieve great results in any area of your life for that matter), you’ll need to put in the work. You won’t achieve great results by working half-heartedly. You can’t be lazy and expect great results. To produce results, you must work diligently.

Think about the people you admire for their results, you’ll realize that, behind their exceptional results, there’s a lot of work and sacrifices. It won’t be any different for you: you’ll need to pay the price—hard work.

However, that’s not to say that you have to transform into an unbalanced workaholic. Life isn’t just about work; it’s about spending quality time with your loved ones; it’s about taking time to re-energize; etc.

One of the widespread myths about achievers is that they are workaholics: they sacrifice their health, their relationships, and whatever else is important in life, to work and achieve their results. They accomplish a whole lot, but the rest of their lives is in shambles—so the myth goes.

Of course, this isn’t true; workaholism isn’t imperative to achieving great results. Work is imperative but not workaholism.

To be fair, some achievers are workaholics their life is completely out of whack. However, this certainly not a badge wore by all achievers. Many achievers live balanced lives—that is, they work hard and play hard. They make it a point to spend quality time with their loved ones, take good care of themselves, and to otherwise enjoy their life.

And by the way, I should mention that there are plenty of people who achieve very little and are completely out of balanced. They play all the time or they work but are unproductive because they spend their efforts on low-value activities.

Great results achievers have typically found the sweet spot between work and play. This allows them to produce profusely and to contribute massively, without burning out.

No doubt, great results achievers love work. They have a strong work ethic. They love working on significant projects and affecting the world around them for the better. And to be honest, it can be a challenge to keep the right balance consistently: sometimes, they work too much; sometimes, play too much. But they are on the journey and adjust as they move forward.

There’s no way around it; as a said, to achieve great results, you must work. Work allows you to tap into your potential and creativity and use your gift and talents to leave your legacy. But it doesn’t have to be at the expense of everything else that’s meaningful in your life.

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Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.