When you are a peak performer, people take notice. They begin to look to you for inspiration. Learning what it takes to be a peak performer can change your life. Here are five tips to help you reach peak performance:
1. Be a Lifelong Learner
As we get older and more comfortable with our lives, we become complacent and risk having our skills become obsolete. When you become a lifelong learner, you keep your skills up-to-date, and increase your opportunities in life. Dedicate one half hour every evening to learn something new.
2. Find Your Passion
If you are stuck doing something you hate, it’s difficult to be a peak performer. Either try to restructure your job so that it is more to your liking, or find something else that you have a passion for. When you are passionate about something, you will do anything to make sure you are doing your best.
3. Get Organised
When you are more organised, you will get more done. This will help you in your quest to become a peak performer. You will be able to plan better and take on other tasks that you would not have done if you didn’t organise yourself.
4. Maintain a Positive Attitude
If you are constantly negative, you will not be fun to be around. People will avoid you. It also sets the stage for you to knock down ideas without even considering them because your negativity tells you it can’t be done. You cannot achieve peak performance when this occurs. When you are positive, you will have an open mind about what may work, and be willing to try different ways to see if they are effective. People will be attracted to you as well, which means they will share their ideas – the more ideas the better!
5. Learn To Be Tenacious
When you practice tenacity, you build willpower. When you have willpower, you stick at things until they are finished. Finishing what you start is great way to perform better, and with practice reach peak performance.
While these five tips by themselves will not be enough for you to reach peak performance, they are a start. Even though the old saying “it’s the journey and not the destination” is cliched, in this case reaching peak performance IS a matter of practicing small changes every day, which over time change your life’s trajectory.