High performance habits have been one of the most sought after ideas in the lives of successful people. The reason why successful people are also known as high achievers is because they perform extremely well in the things they do.
So if you are crazy enough to think you are on your way to your ultimate success, then I congratulate and applaud you, because you’re one of the fewer people who has what it takes to elevate the quality of their thinking as well as the quality of their lives.
Now let’s talk about the 3 High Performance Habits that other successful people have. The good thing about this is that, you and I can also incorporate these habits as well. And they can increase our high performance to get us closer to our success.
In the end of this article I have linked my book recommendation to supplement this post. So make sure you check it out.
~Begin with the End in Mind~
I pulled this habit concept from Dr. Stephen Covey’s book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I find this book extremely powerful when it comes to effectiveness and changing the way I think. Before I read this book, whenever I tried to achieve my goals, I would first throw my time and effort to reach it and then think about the result.
I thought this was effective but I realized that it’s taking me more time to reach my goals or not at all and the reason why is because, in my old method I was basically reinventing the wheel. That was nice of me to do, but the problem is, others have successfully found out the best method to do it. So technically, what I’m trying to say is… I wasted my time.
Begin with the end in mind is the opposite of what I use to do things. Begin with the end in mind means that you think about the desired result first, then you take actions.
Why is this one of the most powerful high performance habits? Because it can make you more effective and make things less time consuming. By knowing what your desire result is you are making it simpler for your mind what better decisions to make. The more better decisions you make, the faster you reach your goals.
~Practice Practice Practice~
This idea came from Tony Robbins, in his book Awaken the Giant Within. he clearly states that Repetition is the mother of skill. The first moment I read that line, I felt exhilarated and motivating ideas were streaming through my conscious mind.
“Repetition is the mother of skill.” ~ Tony Robbins
When I first came in the US I had very difficult time associating myself to others, and that pretty much everywhere i went, at school, at home, church and so on.. The reason for that was because I didn’t know how to speak English. So there was a hug language barrier in each interactions I encountered. Not to mention, being introvert is one of my styles. It didn’t help when it comes to communication.
I figured I needed to learn English and I needed to learn it fast. The problem was I didn’t know how. My old man is a retired Navy. And one of the things that he liked to do other than playing World of Warcraft and Ultima Online was reading science fiction and fantasy books.
And that’s how I got started reading books. I was thought that if I want to learn how to speak English, I have to read English… a lot. So reading became one of my regular practice. I repeated this habit so many times that I started to understand the movies I was watching. And I started pronouncing words in a way people could understand. Pretty cool!
And looking back and remembering what Tony said that repetition is the mother of all skills, and the result of my constant reading practice, it made perfect sense to me… Today, I’m not only capable of reading English, but I can speak it and write it.
If there is any high performance book that I would recommend you, read Tony Robbins book. It’s a small yet wise investment if you are serious about transforming your future.
~Take a Leap of Faith In Life Long Learning~
Another high performance habits you can incorporate is never stop learning. With that I’m not saying you can stop your brain from absorbing information. That’s not what I mean. What I mean is don’t give up on seeking knowledge and wisdom that will improve the quality of your life.
About a decade ago I first read a book with a green and purple cover, which i don’t remember the author nor the title of it. And the reason why I don’t remember is because I accidentally gave it away. Tsk… Tsk… Tsk.. Shame on you Rigor. But statistically speaking base on the number of my achievements, that book taught me the importance of life long learning, and it significantly proved itself as a high performance habit.
When I read it, I got so pumped up that i decided to collect and buy more self help books. I bought books about communication, writing, how to think like a millionaire, psychology books including how to improve memory and focus and the list goes on.
Then in the most recent years I stumbled upon Tony Robbin’s book, which also made a huge impact on my personal development progress and my personal desire to perform better in life. And in this book, I also read about the same concept that I was talking about earlier, which was about the importance of life long learning.
But in Tony’s writing he refers to it as CAN-I. It didn’t make sense to me the first time I read it. But it stands for Constant and Never Ending Improvement.
And again, I do recommend that you get this book. What I’m sharing to you know is not even the tip of the iceberg. It’s simply the tip of the tip of it. Meaning there are more stuff about optimal performance that you can learn and its about how to improve the quality of your life. So get the book and start investing in your success.