What do people like Oprah Winfrey, Howard Schultz, and Eleanor Roosevelt have in common that makes them super achievers? In a study of 400 super achievers, 75 percent of them had experienced some form of extreme childhood trauma. At a very young age these people had to learn extreme resilience because they were constantly faced with very difficult situations. As a result, they were able to use that to then catapult them to a place where they achieve greatness. As a super achiever myself, I would never wish trauma for any person! With that said, below are three commonalities that exist among people who have experienced extreme trauma and then became super achievers.

3 Things Super Achievers Have in Common

  1. Super achievers know the fighter within them and often use it to achieve their goals.
  2. Super achievers are not afraid of facing extreme difficulty. They’ve faced the worst and survived so they’re not afraid to take on new obstacles.
  3. Super achievers will always surround themselves with other super achievers because they know that there is power within community.


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