Achievers and Leaders

Achievers are the individuals who can complete the task or achieve a task. They are the leaders and mentally they go ahead with a positive frame of mind. They are also creators and take initiatives in the positive direction to achieve the task and show results.

An attribute great leaders and achievers have in common is that they operate from the belief that they create their world. The phrase you will hear time and again is that they undertake full responsibility and take care of the task.

Some people have an intense desire to accomplish and show excellence others are not concerned about achieving things.

Power is needed to dominate influence and control people. Power speaks about the ability to manipulate or control the activities of others to suit one’s own purposes. People with a high need for power look for positions of leadership. They like to set goals, make decisions and direct activities.

The need for affiliation is a social  need, for companionship and support, for  developing meaningful relationships with people. A Person who has a high need for affiliation views the organization as a chance to form new and satisfying relationships. They are motivated by jobs that demand frequent interaction with co-workers. Such people are not likely to succeed well at tasks that force them to work in isolation.

Achievement need: This is the need for challenge for personal accomplishment and success in competitive situations. A person with a high need for achievement has three distinct characteristics

Doing most things himself rather than getting them done by others. He wants to take personal responsibility for his success or failure. He does   not want to hold others or chance responsible for his actions

High achievers thus flourish in competitive situations. They prefer challenging assignments. They are willing to work hard and want jobs that stretch their abilities fully. They are not motivated by money per se but instead employ money as a method of keeping score of their achievements.

Achievers tend to believe that no matter what happens, whether it is good or bad, they created it. If they do not cause it by their physical actions, it may be by the level and tenor of their thoughts. Now, if this is true, no scientist can prove that our thoughts create our reality. But it is a useful lie. It’s an empowering belief. That is why to believe in it we generate our experiences in life either by behavior or by thought and that we can learn from all of them.

Taking responsibility is in my opinion one of the best measures of a person’s power and maturity. It’s also an example of beliefs supporting other beliefs, of the synergistic capabilities of a coherent system of beliefs. If you don’t believe in failure, if you know you’ll achieve your out come, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking responsibility. If you are in control, you will succeed.

Those who take responsibility are in power. Those who avoid it are disempowered.

The same principle of responsibility holds true on a personal level as well. Most of us have had the experience of trying to express a positive emotion to someone else. We try to tell someone we love them, or we understand a problem they are having. And instead of getting that positive message, they pick up a negative one instead. They get upset or hostile. Often our tendency is to get upset right back, to blame them, to hold them responsible for whatever ill will is generated. That’s the easy way out, but not always the wisest. The fact is your communication may have been the trigger. You can still produce the communication result you desire if you remember your outcome that is, the behavior you want to create. It’s up to you to change your behavior, your tone of voice, your facial expressions, and so on. We say that the meaning of communication is the response you get. By changing your actions, you can change your communication. By retaining responsibility, you retain the power to change the result you produce.

It’s not necessary to understand everything to be able to use everything: Many successful people live by another useful belief. They don’t believe they have to know everything about something in order to use it. They know how to use what’s essential without feeling a need to get bogged down in every detail of it. If you study people who are in power, you’ll find they have a working knowledge about a lot of things but often have little mastery of each and every detail of their enterprise.

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