John Eliot

A Quote by John Eliot on superstars, meaningful accomplishment, pressure, challenge, success, joy, and flow

The best players in any high-stakes field - business, entertainment, law, surgery, as well as sport - recognize that pressure occurs at the moments when meaningful accomplishment is possible. In fact, that is the reason why performers perform: for the opportunity to tackle challenges head on, to do something significant, to demonstrate what their hard work and talent can produce.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance, Pages: 20

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A Quote by John Eliot on success, trusting mindset, superstars, and tao

Superstars perform so naturally and so instinctively that they seem to be able to enter a pressure-packed situation that would terrify or freeze most people as if nothing matters. They let it happen, let it go. They couldn't care less about the results.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance, Pages: 5

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A Quote by John Eliot on skills, trusting mindset, flow, and high performance

Like squirrels, the best in every business do what they have learned to do without questioning their abilities - they flat out trust their skills, which is why we call this high-performance state of mind the "Trusting Mindset."

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance, Pages: 6

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A Quote by John Eliot on commitment, excellence, arete, love, and success

Future superstars don't get there by keeping part of their heart in reserve.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance, Pages: xx

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A Quote by John Eliot on achievement, potential, risk, and success

Overachievement is aimed at people who want to maximize their potential. And to do that, I insist you throw caution to the wind, ignore the pleas of parents, coaches, spouses, and bosses to be "realistic."

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance, Pages: xix

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A Quote by John Eliot on success, risk, and potential

If you really want to find out what you're capable of, you cannot put limits on yourself, and you definitely cannot be cautious.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance, Pages: xix

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A Quote by John Eliot on fight or flight, efficiency, human body, and anxiety

The physical symptoms of fight or flight are what the human body has learned over thousands of years to operate efficiently and at the highest level…anxiety is a cognitive interpretation of that physical response.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

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A Quote by John Eliot on dreams and performance

All the great performers I have worked with are fueled by a personal dream.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

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A Quote by John Eliot on self-love, performance, and confidence

Great performers in all fields seem immune to what outsiders think about them. Their sense of themselves never depends on the feedback—positive or negative—they get from the environment.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

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A Quote by John Eliot on changing the world, greatness, and genius

History, though, shows us that the people who end up changing the world—the great political, scientific, social, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries—are always nuts, until they’re right, and then they’re geniuses.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

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