What separates achievers from dreamers?

by | Feb 6, 2017 | Uncategorised

What separates achievers from dreamers?

A faint but discernible dividing line separates achievers from dreamers. At first glance, this line might be difficult to distinguish. You may fall into the trap of believing that talents, titles or resources draw the line between the doers and dreamers. However, if you spent a significant length of time with a group of leaders, the line splitting the achievers from the dreamers would become crystal clear.

So, what makes the difference? Attitude. Achievers have a can-do attitude that sets them apart from mere dreamers. Achievers are determined to succeed no matter the obstacles and they are willing to put forth the effort and pay the price of success. Let’s take Key Steps this week and…


Adopt the ‘Attitude of Success’

  1. Disown your helplessness: Can-do people aggressively pursue solutions, and, in the process, uncover creative solutions others never even try to find. Can-do leaders take responsibility for the future, whereas lesser leaders blame circumstances or other people when facing obstacles. Rather than wallowing in helplessness, can-do leaders search diligently to overcome the obstacles in front of them.

  2. Take the bull by the horns. Can-do people face things head-on. They go straight to the source of their problem. Their efforts command attention as they wrestle a problem to the ground with expediency (with positive intent, empathy and humility). I have discovered that people with a can-do attitude have interesting combination of tenderness and tenacity about them. When they enter into the arena of action, they don’t wait, they initiate. They take the bull by the horns. So let’s join them and adopt the attitude of success.

    To master the art of Championing Change that will catapult your success, contact Sharon and BOOK yourself on our upcoming Champion Change workshop on 18 & 19 March 2017 at 13 Lynwood Street, Bedfordview. You can’t afford not to BOOK NOW and take Key Steps to…

 “be the difference that makes the difference




NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’