In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
Sure, there are always superstars, and to become one takes talent, work and a bit of luck.
But with diligent consistent work any of us can get into the top 5%.
In the top 5% we have more options… we can pick the good clients, we can charge more, we can exert more control on how we live and work.
It’s about our focus and our choices.
To be in the top 5% of orthopaedic surgeons is one thing. To be in the top 5% of lower limb orthopaedic surgeons in the South Island of New Zealand is another thing altogether. This is where we focus.
Then we have choice to step up, to do the work, consistently, to get to that top 5%.
We can all be in the top 5% if we’re prepared to pay the price.
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.
The thought of hard decisions is often worse than the consequences.
Some people bring magic into your life.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.