By Jackie White
Have you ever tried to achieve a goal in the past and either haven’t met the goal or the level of keeping the habit consistent has been a struggle? Wouldn’t it make things easier if you could just pinpoint the habits you need to achieve your goals and as a result you become a happier person? Here’s the good news, you can!
Brendon Burchard in his book, “High Performance Habits” has identified 6 High Performance Habits. These habits will help you succeed in anything you choose. Hard driving business people, students, entrepreneurs or stay-at-home moms. It is for anyone who has something they want to achieve.
Does that sound like something you could use in your life? The following habits can lead you down the road to success and, by the way, down the road to happiness as well. Stay tuned for more on that.
When consistently employed, you unleash extraordinary power developed by these habits. Implementing these habits in your life does not have to hinge on parameters or attributes that are out of your control. What this means is that you do not need to be innately good at something in particular or be a specific type of person to achieve at a high level. You only need to employ these habits consistently, and, here’s the good news, you actually have complete control over that!
That’s big! To achieve is in your control and only requires you to consistently employ the HP6:
Let’s look at these with a bit more detail.
Seek clarity on who you are and who you want to be, how you want to interact with others, what you want and what brings you the greatest meaning. A great place to start is knowing what your core values are. Get a free copy here:
Generate energy so you can maintain focus, effort and well being. This simply means you have to care for yourself in all areas of mind, body and soul to be on your “A” game. This is about caring for your mental and physical health and managing your energy and mindset.
Raise the necessity for exceptional performance. This is about defining and accessing why you absolutely must perform well. It’s about what is motivating you to achieve your goal. It’s about knowing your why and stoking the fires to keep you inspired to drive to achieve.
Increase productivity in your primary field of interest. This is about being clear about your goals and focus. To stay on track you must work to avoid distractions and avoid information overload and interruptions.
Develop influence with those around you. You must establish a positive network that supports your endeavors. Without that support, major achievements are all but impossible
Demonstrate courage by taking bold action and stepping outside your comfort zone. Facing your fears over and over again are the sign of a high performer.
Each habit feeds the next. Starting with what you are all about is the foundation. Taking care of your wellness is critical to be productive. Defining your why and staying inspired pushes your necessity for exceptional performance. Having a positive support network will lift you up when you need it and with many things in life, you must have the courage to persevere. It is a performance ecosystem of sorts.
All of this is balanced not with how many hours you spend doing each task, but instead by balancing the work with how happy you are.That is the cherry on top! To do this, you must be intentional about finding the joy. Burchard suggests setting up triggers throughout the day to remind you to bring on the joy! Some of the triggers he suggests come in easy reminders for yourself.
When you consistently practice becoming a high performing person through implementing this system of habits and balance you cannot help but to be productive and happy. That’s a winning combination!
For more information check out Brendon Burchard’s book called “High Performance Habits”.
Erika Fehrenbach Prell is passionate about inspiring and educating, others on their path to complete wellness-mind,body, and soul. This desire led Erika to the helping profession of nursing, and she obtained her Master's Degree as a Nurse Practitioner in 2007. Erika specialized in cardiac surgery, largely influenced by her personal experience with heart disease. While she loved working with this population, her heart's desire has always been to impact lives on a larger scale and from a proactive, not reactive, place. The universe answered when her path crossed with Jackie and SoulShine was born. Erika finally feels she is walking in her purpose and is excited for this journey to unfold.