You can’t win the game if you don’t know the rulesMentorKraft
If you want to reach a high level of performance in anything you do you must consistently do the following
1. Seek clarity on what do you want to do and who you want to be. How you want to interact with others. What you want and what will bring you greater meaning. As every project or major initiative begins, you ask questions such as “what kind of a person do I want to be while I’m doing this? How should I treat others? What are my intentions and objectives? What can I focus on that will bring me a sense of connection and fulfilment? High performers ask these questions not only at the beginning of an endeavour but consistently throughout. They don’t just get clarity once and develop a mission statement that lasts the test of time; they consistently seek clarity again and again as times change and they take on new projects or enter new social situations. This kind of routine self-monitoring is one of the hallmarks of successful people
2. Generate emotional drive and energy so that you can maintain focus, effort, and wellbeing. To stay on your planned move you will need to actively care for your mental stamina, physical energy and positive emotion in very specific ways.
3. Raise the necessity for exceptional performance. This means actively tapping into the reasons you absolutely must perform well. This requirement is based on a mix of your internal standards (e.g. your identity, beliefs, values or expectations for excellence) and external demands (e.g. social obligation, competition, public commitments, deadlines).
4. Increase productivity in your field of interest by raising your standards. Specifically, focus on what you demand from yourself by elaborating the far-reaching consequences of your goal. It’s about always knowing your why and stocking that fire all the time so you feel the needed drive to get at it. You will also have to minimize distractions that steal your attention from creating your personal best version.
5. Develop influence with those around you. It will make you better at getting people to believe in and support your efforts and ambitions. Major achievements over the long haul are all but impossible unless you consciously develop a positive support network.
6. Demonstrate courage by expressing your ideas, taking bold actions, and standing up for yourself and others even in the face of agitation, uncertainty, threat, or changing conditions. Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
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