Source: The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma
Rigor and the Mentality of Granularity instead of a mindset of superficiality.
Appreciate the fact that your good name is branded onto every piece of work that you release. But it goes deeper than social approval.
Masters of mastery are extraordinarily thoughtful. They think precisely about what they are doing. They hold their labour to the highest of standards and sweat the smallest of strokes, like Master sculptor Gian Lorenzo Benini crafted Fontana Dei Quattro Fiumi – Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona, Rome.
Remarkability what 95% of performers call ‘Picky behaviour’, the top 5% of creators know is simply the price o admission for world-class.
The further a scoiey drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. – George Orwell
Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul. – Alice Walker
because remarkable one saw the world and behaved and showed up on their lives differently from the wat the mass of humanity operates, they were called kooks. Misfits. Weirdos. They weren’t!
The majority of people on the planet today really are trapped in superficiality.
The top 5% go granular versus applying a superficial mindset to their daily attitudes, behaviours and activities.
Dutch genius Vermeer experimented with techniques that would allow natural light to fall in a way that made his art look three-dimensional. Such depth to what he created. Other works – Woman in Blue Reading a letter. and Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Dark Side of Genius:
Philosophy of rigour and granularity in a personal relationship.
Many of these legends of creativity, productivity and world-class performance were out of balance. They were perfectionists, mavericks and fanatics. Things that make you amazing at your crat can devastate your home life.
Phlipp of Macedonia in a message to Sparta: “You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people and raze your city.”
Spart’s reply: “If.”
But just because your gifts have downsides to them doesn’t mean you shouldn’t express them! Develop awareness around where they can lead you into trouble in personal life and manage those traps.
RIGOR + HEALTHY PERFECTIONISM = GCA (Gargantuan Competitive Advantage)
This you have to Optimize and Calibrate daily.
Exceptionalism is a journey. Virtuosity is a voyage. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
You are most alive when your heart beats quickest. And we are most awake when out fears scream louderst.
Today is a glorious day and I’ll live it at excellence, with boundless enthusiasm and limitless integrity, true to my visions and with a heart full of love.
Finally, The 3 Step Success Formula: with better daily awareness you can make better daily choices, and with better daily choices you’ll start seeing better daily results.
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