20 Sep 6 habits high performers use
However you define “happiness” you need to be at your best.
So learning from high performers can help create more happiness.
With this in mind, check out these 6 high performance habits backed by science…
via Inc.com by Jeff Haden
Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small sub-set of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live happy lives?
Success and happiness: That’s the combination we all hope to achieve. But the problem is… how do we become more successful and feel more fulfilled?
Brendon Burchard has spent twenty years answering that question, and in High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, he provides the answers.
Brendon is the author of bestselling books like The Motivation Manifesto and The Millionaire Messenger, is a pioneer in online education (his videos have been viewed over 100 million times, and more than one million people have taken his online courses), is a Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure on Facebook, and is the CEO of High Performance Institute.
Brendon’s findings in High Performance Habits are based on extensive research… but more importantly, he lays out practical, real-world ways you can adopt the six habits to use in your professional and personal life.
I read an advance copy, and I promise it’s one of the best books you’ll read this year. So I spoke with Brendon to get a brief overview, in his words, of the six habits.
Here we go:
1. Seek clarity.
High performers don’t necessarily get clarity. Instead, they seek it more often than other people — so they tend to find it and stay on their true path.
For example, successful people don’t wait until New Year’s to perform a self evaluation and decide what changes they want to make.
I’ve worked with Oprah, and she starts every meeting by saying, “What is our intention for this meeting? What’s important? What matters?”
High performers constantly seek clarity. That makes them better at sifting out distractions because they constantly re-focus on what is important.
A simple approach to seeking clarity is to focus on four things: Self, skills, social, and service. How do you want to describe your ideal self? How do you want to behave socially?What skills do you want to develop and demonstrate? What service do you want to provide?
Asking — and answering — those questions more often than other people will definitely give you an edge…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE