High performers master six key areas known as the Pillars of High Performance. You can master them, too, and achieve heightened and sustained levels of energy, clarity, courage, productivity, and influence in all areas of your life—not just in business. You can level up personally and professionally. You then have the ability to create the life of your dreams and fulfill your potential.
What are the six Pillars of High Performance? They are:
Let’s take a quick look at each pillar and how it relates to high performance.
How you treat your body affects every area of your performance, including your ability to do your job, enjoy your relationships and hobbies, and live a long, healthy life. If you don’t feel strong, energetic, and flexible, you won’t have the stamina to succeed. High performers make exercise, healthy eating, and sleep priorities in their lives. Doing so will help you be your best personally and professionally.
Your mind provides a powerful tool—if you train it on the thoughts and beliefs that serve you. On the other hand, if your mind is filled with negative thoughts and limiting beliefs, you’ll find it difficult to succeed. Mastering your psychology means getting clarity about how to use your mind to help you level up and achieve your potential. Learning to focus your mind when necessary also improves your relationships, productivity, abundance, and enjoyment of life.
Productivity is not just about churning out work. It’s about having productive relationships, workouts, conversations, hobbies, and free time. Of course, the more productive you are at work—the more you get done in less time—the more time you have for the “other” things in your life. If you structure your time and handle priorities first and focus your attention on those priorities in the time you have, you gain the freedom to enjoy the other things you do when you aren’t working. You’ll also gain the ability to serve in a larger way.
You can use your influence in positive ways. It’s true that persuasion is necessary for selling or getting people to commit to something they may not want to do. However, when you serve as a positive role model, inspire others, or help people, you use your ability to persuade. You need persuasive skills when you negotiate, work with others, or teach, too. You need influence in many other situations as well, like with your children.
Your ability to be present in any situation dictates your outcome or results. If you are not present with your children, friends, co-workers, or significant other, your relationships deteriorate. Become present—conscious, aware, interested, and focused in the moment—and all your results change for the better. Your relationships improve. You complete your work more efficiently and produce higher quality products. You get the most out of each day because you aren’t living in the future or the past.
When you know your Big Why, your passion drives you forward to achieve your goals and dreams. High performers revolve all their actions and decisions around fulfilling their purpose. When you stay “on purpose,” you move closer to achieving your goal every day. Plus, it’s easier to perform necessary tasks when you know it’s getting you closer to fulfilling your mission. When you feel called or compelled to take action, you do so. In the process, you fulfill your purpose and potential.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest), how do you rate yourself in these six areas of high performance? If you don’t score a 10 in each area, it’s time to master the six Pillars of High Performance!
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