High Performance means setting yourself up for the Long Game
High Performance means reaching the next level. It means moving out of our comfort zone rather than sticking to what we are comfortable and familiar with. It navigates us toward our zone of excellence and directs us towards raising our necessity.
High Performance is about excellence, not perfectionism. It creates clarity and guidance toward what we want and then helps us to strive and achieve that goal. This is quite different to perfectionism. It’s about getting our work out and allowing our voice to be heard, for our teams, for our families and for a better future. Although nothing about that is mediocre, at the same time it does not demand perfectionism.
So how do we strive to achieve that level of excellence… well, we need to know what our long game is? And, once we are tuned into that, our life changes significantly.
We know that we are NOT playing the long game if:
- we are NOT optimising our health
- we are NOT surrounding ourselves with others who demand us to be at our best and who light us up
- we don’t mind putting up with short term stress to complete a project knowing that there will be a crash after and a down period
The danger in short term thinking is that we are compromising. Instead, if we are able to use those short term wins and slowly begin to habit stack and create, envision and aim towards our bigger goals, we are able to then build momentum to achieve the big picture.
The science behind High Performance allows us to strive to achieve short term wins without burnout, in order to help us create long term success, but whilst also avoiding what holds us back in life.
What does this mean?
- It means we are geared and primed to always looking to a brighter future
- It means knowing what we want our future to look like
- It means being aware of how to recharge and stay energised
- It means realising who is around us and then who we need to put into our circle to get to that next level
- It’s all about being a person of excellence, and developing a rhythm without the peaks and the troughs that bring us up but also drag us down
Here are 3 questions to ask yourself to help you begin focusing on the long game.
- Who do you want to be 5 years from now, and what do you want your future to look like?
- Do you have the people in your circle needed to be successful and stay on track?
- How do you ensure you set boundaries and don’t overcommit and burnout?