“The World Class Operates From Objective Reality”(1)
Mental toughness expert Steve Siebold points out a distinguishing feature of the consciousness of the world class: they look reality in the face. Not only that – they err on the side of over-practicing and over-preparing.
Amateur performers operate from delusion, pros operate from objective reality. The great ones’ habits, actions, and behaviors are totally congruent with the size and scope of their ultimate vision. It’s why we call them champions.
This mindset is operative in their financial decision-making, including regarding life insurance. Their own mortality is a given. That day will come, guaranteed. And the fact of the matter is they don’t know when. They don’t delude themselves into thinking they can avoid every hazard in the world. They understand that there are many mortality risks way beyond their control.
So they do the prudent thing. They get the life insurance they need – maybe even more than they need, just to be on the safe side. Having faced that threat square in the eye, they can then move on to the next challenge.
(1) Steve Siebold, “177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class,” London House, page 21