Why Peak Performance?
Some people don’t want to be bothered by ideals such as peak performance. So why should you be one that tries for such lofty goals? I have a simple answer for you—if you reach peak performance—
Classifying your Habit
I am assuming for most of you that working less but more effectively is good enough motivation. If so, let’s examine what your habits are when tough times hit and what to do about it. Let’s say you hit a hard patch in your business. What do you do? Do you keep working at it? Keep plowing ahead no matter what?
If this is you, it’s time to look at the effects:
*How’s your health? Are you constantly tired? Achy? Lots of headaches?
*How about your relationships?
*Was the last time you had fun so long ago that you have to tax your brain cells to recall it?
*Is feeling overwhelmed a common condition for you?
If your answers are mostly yes to these questions, then you are pushing too hard and it is time for you to schedule slow down times. You don’t need to slow down so much that you fall further behind, but slow down enough that you can re-establish your bearings. Recharging can be extremely helpful and prompt you to look at your situation in a fresh and different perspective.
Now, for the second group. When times get tough, what do you do?
*If you meet a roadblock, do you frequently run to the beach or take a hiking trip, go shopping, or play computer games?
*Do you consider you have put in a hard day when you work a few hours?
*Are you frustrated that you never seem to get traction on your business?
*When you think about doing some things that are really scary, do you often decide that you aren’t ready for that type of venture yet, and you need to wait until you know more, are better prepared, or have given the situation some more time?
If your answers are mostly yes to these questions, chances are that you are falling on the side of needing to step it up more. Your kind of business man or woman means well, but you have a tendency to often step back when the time is ripe to step it up. If this is you, you get to decide if your excuses are enough to keep you satisfied instead of even trying for the results that you want.
A lot of time, playing it easy is not what people are consciously choosing, but they choose it out of habit. If you haven’t done something that scares you in the last couple of days, then it’s time to Step It Up. The only way to have the results and life you want is by taking risks and applying consistent effort.
How does one stop falling on the slacker, not growing side? Easy. Step it up. Don’t want to? Do it anyway. Make step it up a habit, and you will experience peak performance in your business on a much more regular basis.
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