Start with excellent mindset
Various studies on key success factors prove that mindset or “mindset” is a key factor that determines each person’s behavior and results. The results of excellence are largely determined by the mindset of excellence.
The story of the great medieval artist, Michelangelo very clearly explains the mindset of excellence.Long before he was famous, this Italian artist who produced many beautiful works in the form of sculptures, paintings, and various masterpieces of art had made a special flower pot. When making it, Michelangelo looked so earnest, meticulous and detailed carving every part. An Italian royal official who was watching him work, was surprised by the seriousness of Michelangelo working on the flower pot. Driven by curiosity, the royal official asked Micheangelo, “What’s the box you made for?”, “Flower pot” he answered simply. Still curious, the official asked again, “Why did you bother making it? Wouldn’t the pot be filled with soil?”, “I like perfect things” replied Michelangelo. “Ah no one will notice your perfection. There is no need for flower pots to be made as beautiful as that,” said a royal official. “My soul needs it”, replied Michelangelo. People with mindsetexcellence cannot do random work. In every aspect of their lives, excellence people always do their best and are always motivated to work and deliver excellence results.
Plan for excellence
Before starting anything, the first thing that needs to be done is to design a plan and steps. Excellence starts from planning excellence. Specifically, planning the things we want to improve. If we feel that we are not good at work accuracy, then make improvement plans to increase accuracy. Perfect results often happen because they were planned from the start. Perfect planning will magnify perfect achievement.
Focus on what we do
Through his research, Tony Schwarts, business journalist and author of Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming The Way We Work and Live, has discovered that multi-tasking is a myth. If we really want to deliver excellence results we need to concentrate fully on achieving them. We will not be efficient and effective, unless we are fully focused and concentrated on a particular task or goal. Indeed, certain types of work and tasks, especially secondary work, can be done while doing other things. But for important tasks and jobs almost always require high focus and concentration.
As a researcher in the field of performance, Anders Ericsson, professor of psychology from Florida State University for more than 2 decades of research, found that it is not just talent or talent that determines a person can achieve the best performance (excellence), but how hard they are willing to do more than usual. done by people in general. This is what is referred to as “deliberate practice”, namely the extraordinary willingness to train oneself to do real effort beyond the ordinary.
According to prof. Ericsson, everyone has the capacity to create the best possible outcome. The most important thing to achieve excellence is a genuine will to do more than the existing standard.
In an interview for the author of The Millionaire Next Door, thousands of American millionaires were interviewed about the determinants of their success, the majority of them (85%) said they were not special and no smarter than anyone else, but they worked harder than anyone else for a period of time. the longer one.
Michael Jordan, a basketball player who excels at world level, when asked about the key to his success, he explained, “I have higher expectations than anyone else for me. When the coach asked me to train 3x a week, I would train 5x a week. When the coach expects me to score 15 points in every match, I will score 36 points.” This deliberate practice activity forms a very high mentality and commitment to excellence results.
Feedback for excellence
This is an important factor that makes a person always able to provide excellence results, namely being able to get the right feedback to achieve excellence. Not only commitment and sincerity to do the best, but it takes the ability to know and get feedback about the results that have been achieved. Have the results we achieved really perfect? Can it still be improved for the better?
Tiger Woods, a professional golfer who has won various world-class events, is known for his excellent playing skills. But in one of his statements to the public, he said that there was nothing special about what he achieved. “I improve, therefore, I am,” Woods admits that his greatness is determined by the improvements he makes through repeated practice. Not only the total accumulated practice, but the right feedback to make improvements that need to be done. Many exercises will be ineffective if they do not get feedback to make perfect improvements.
Devotion to excellence
The training and improvement feedback includes a series of failures experienced to produce excellent results. The totality to produce the best performance is the resilience to face failure and rise again to make corrections to achieve perfect results. Achieving excellence results is total dedication and the ability to face all difficulties, challenges and problems that must be overcome until they truly reach perfection.
Excellence at your strength
Zachary Hambrick, professor of psychology from the University of Michigan who also researched performance, found that all efforts should be directed to the required ability requirements. If it is not in accordance with the required capabilities, any effort and practice will not guarantee excellent results.
What was conveyed by Prof. Hambrick can also be interpreted that people who have done their best will achieve very perfect results and super excellence if all their efforts are directed to the sources of their strengths and abilities. No matter how great a person tries to achieve the results of excellence, the results will not be maximal if his thoughts, energy, and all his efforts are not directed to the sources of his strength and potential.