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High Performance Habits

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BRENDON BURCHARD

"Courage is more like a skill since anyone can learn it. And once you understand and demonstrate it more consistently, Everything changes."

BRENDON BURCHARD

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HABITS AND SELF-ESTEEM

HABITS AND SELF-ESTEEM

  1. HABITS
  • High performers are the individuals who seem to exceed all expectations in every field. To better understand these high performers, the author conducted research to identify the factors underpinning long-term success.
  • Firstly, he found demographics seem to have little impact. Sexual identity, skin colour, and age have little effect on performance. Instead, irrespective of demographic, essential habits underpin success. Action matters more than identity. Crucially, these high performers choose their habits wisely.  

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SELF ESTEEM

SELF ESTEEM

  • Another highly important factor underpinning higher performers success is self-esteem. Self-esteem helps high performers overcome challenges. Again, this confidence is not innate. Instead, they build confidence and self-esteem through persistent practice. Persistent practice will encourage wisdom and talent. Self-esteem is a building block required for learning and growth.

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HIGH PERFORMERS HAVE CLEAR GOALS

HIGH PERFORMERS HAVE CLEAR GOALS

  1. Self-awareness - They're focused on becoming the best version of themselves.
  2. Social Environment - They're deliberate with social interactions to make all experiences as positive and possible.
  3. Honing Skills - They understand which skills they need to hone and concentrate on their requires areas of interest. After identifying these areas, they allocate spare time to training themselves.
  4. Providing a service - They create a service that helps you become successful and gives back to people. They understand that creating a service like this will help maintain their motivation and success.

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To Better Understand if you have established clarity, You ask yourself the following questions:

To Better Understand if you have established clarity, You ask yourself the following questions:

  • who am I?
  • What are my strengths and weaknesses?
  • What do I value the most in life?
  • What are my future aspirations?
  • What goals am I pursuing to fulfil these aspirations?
  • If I could describe my ideal self in the future, the person I am trying to become, how would IK describe that self?

Plus, choose three inspirational words that best describe your future self. Once you have established these mantras, you should set aside a daily period to reflect on whether you are living according to these values.

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HIGH PERFORMERS MAINTAIN THEIR HEALTH - PHYSICAL ENERGY

HIGH PERFORMERS MAINTAIN THEIR HEALTH - PHYSICAL ENERGY

  • Physical fitness is often neglected when considering why somebody has become successful. However studies suggest CEOs are both mentally and physically healthy. Subsequently, their energy levels mimic professional athletes.
  • Hence, the second habit of High performance habits, after developing clear goals, is generating energy.
  • Research has found that learning and memory neurons are created in the brain while doing exercise. 
  • The fundamental difference between high and low performers is their attitude towards exercise. High performers exercise regular as habit that pins their success.

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MENTAL ENERGY

  • You can encourage the development of mental energy by adopting a positive vision of life. This positive vision allows high performers to be more lively and optimistic.
  • The mental energy of high performers prevents a cycle of negative thinking from emerging.
  • Alternatively, visualizing positive events produces a feel-good hormone, dopamine.
  • Subsequently, high performers obtain the positive effects of success before they even experience the events.
  • This actually improves the likelihood of high performers experiencing these positive events in real life.

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BRENDON BURCHARD

"The simple act of deliberatively pausing between activities and setting intentions will help you gain more presence in your life."

BRENDON BURCHARD

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Transitions and Intentions

Transitions and Intentions

Everyday is simply a series of transitions from one period to the next. For example, waking up is a transition from sleep to activation. The key to generating energy is compiling a list of the common transitions you experience daily.

  • What energy do I want to bring into this next activity?
  • How can I do this next activity with more excellence?
  • How can I enjoy the process?

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BRENDON BURCHARD

"When you necessity, you don't sit around wishing or hoping. You get things done."

BRENDON BURCHARD

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High Performers Stay Focused - Essential and Trivial Work

High Performers Stay Focused - Essential and Trivial Work

  • Feeling overwhelmed by a bombardment of tasks and work is an example of asymmetry between the energy you expand and your outcomes.
  • To overcome this, the author suggests you adopt the fourth habit of high performers by increasing your productivity.
  • To increase the productivity is to master the distinction between essential and trivial work.

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Prolific Quality Outputs

Prolific Quality Outputs

  • The most crucial essential tasks are those that produce Prolific Quality Outputs (PQO). Your PQO is a change, activity, or approach that should bring you the most success.
  • After identifying you PQO, you must produce and learn the priorities required for the creation, quality, and frequency of that output.

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Timing

Timing

  • High Performers productivity also relies on timing. Underperformers are those who decide on loose deadlines that can be easily changed. If you avoid rigid end dates, then you are reducing your motivation to complete this task.
  • On the other hand, high performers set rigid due dates that are challenging to meet. Additionally, they allocate timed objectives to these due dates.
  • Utilizing timing should prevent you from losing concentration and allow you to maintain high energy levels.

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IDEAS CURATED BY

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The Man with a 'WHY' can conquer any 'HOW'

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