How Do I Change Myself from Being a High-Floor Achiever to a High-Ceiling Achiever?

Who you are today is not who you were yesterday.  Who you will be tomorrow is not who you are today.  Once you stop growing, that is when you start dying.

Robert Greene talks about it in his book Mastery.  James Altucher talks about it in his book Choose Yourself.  John Maxwell reviews the concept in his books on leadership.  Jim Rohn discusses it in his audio tapes.  The Japanese call it Kaizen.

At the end of the day, what it takes is commitment.  Commitment to focus on yourself.  Commitment to go through a process of CANI, Constant and Never-ending Improvement.  A commitment to become a better you each and every day.

What separates the ordinary from the extraordinary?


A tiny bit more effort, repeated every single day.

It’s doing that extra sit up after you’re exhausted.  Running that extra minute when your legs are about to fail on you.  Holding out in the ring for that extra thirty seconds while your opponent exhausts himself.  That tiny bit of extra effort is what separates the high-floor achievers and the high-ceiling achievers.

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim consults startups and writes books like The Etiquette of Social Media: How to Connect and Respond to Others in the World of Social Media

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