Learn From The Best In The World By Adopting These High Performing Habits
It’s no surprise that the best performers in the world have a set of consistent guidelines they follow in order to get the most out of each day. Here are some of the most beneficial high-performing habits you can start today to maximize your life!
Eat the frog
This phrase, popularized by productivity expert Brian Tracy, means to tackle your most important and difficult task first thing in the morning.
By getting the most daunting task out of the way, you can feel a sense of accomplishment and have a more productive day.
It doesn’t have to be anything groundbreaking, simply look at your scariest or biggest task in the morning, and start there.
As you finish up your biggest task, you pick up momentum and that carries you over to all other areas of your day.
Cold water therapy, also known as cold water immersion or cold water therapy, has numerous benefits for the body and mind.
It can improve circulation, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and even help with weight loss. Some high performers start their day with a cold shower or even take a dip in a cold pool to get a burst of energy and clarity.
Is it easy? No, is it worth it? Yes.
When you get in a cold tub, your body enters a flight or fight mode. When you can learn to simply breathe through that feeling of wanting to get out, it carries over to other areas.
After a while, when you’re faced with stressful situations in parts of your life, your initial response will be to breathe through and keep moving forward.
Exercise is crucial for maintaining physical and mental health. High performers know the importance of incorporating some form of physical activity into their morning routine, whether it’s a run, a yoga session, or a strength training workout.
Exercise can boost energy levels, improve focus and concentration, and even improve sleep quality.
If you had a dollar for every time you heard to exercise, you’d be pretty rich by now.
It’s still incredibly important to make exercise a part of each day.
By all means, it doesn’t have to be complicated, set a timer for 10 minutes and do as many pushups as you can in that time frame. Don’t overthink it.
If information alone was all we needed to get in shape, we’d all have 6 pack abs.
The truth is it takes work to get in shape and it’s no wonder that the higher performers are in better shape on average, they demand more out of their bodies and minds.
Prioritize and execute
Successful people know how to prioritize their tasks and execute them efficiently. One helpful tip is to create a to-do list the night before, so you have a clear plan for the day ahead. This helps you stay focused and avoid wasting time on unnecessary tasks.
This ties into eating the frog. Simply start with the tasks that will allow you to make the most progress towards your goals, start there, and work your way down the checklist.
It’s recommended to only keep it to 1–3 main tasks for the day. Starting with your biggest (or heaviest) task, then working down from there.
You can have a bigger, less importance task list on an app like Todoist.
Just be careful about going too crazy with putting any and all tasks down.
You want to be productive, not busy.
High performers understand the importance of minimizing distractions in order to be productive. This may involve turning off notifications on your phone, finding a quiet workspace, or setting boundaries with colleagues and friends.
A good way to remove distractions is by;
- Keeping your phone in a separate room for the first 3–4 hours of your day.
- If working online, keep only the tab that you want to get work done on open.
- Do something creative that you can get lost into.
The last one is more for your brain to dive deeper into. This might include journaling, recording a video of your thoughts, or just thinking/meditating.
By learning to remove distractions, we can tap into our most creative selves.
A few hours without distraction is like two full days or more of bouncing around from thing to thing never really putting everything we have into it.
So challenge yourself, turn your phone on airplane mode, put it in another room, and start doing tasks with your full attention.
Always be learning
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln
The highest performers spend most of their time energy and attention sharpening their axes and developing their skills.
There is a massive return on investment when you learn new things.
If you learn how to communicate better with people and that leads to a friendship where you buy real estate properties together and you earn $5,000/month from that partnership, that seems pretty worth it.
The power of developing your skills is infinite.
Some main skills to focus on developing are;
- Sales skills
- Teamwork skills
Some of these can be bundled together.
If you simply focused on being a better salesperson, you can sell your skills better to get paid more, you can sell products better, or even sell people on why they should do one thing or the other.
There are plenty of ways to tap into each skill alone.
Simply understanding the importance of continuously developing yourself, will allow you to really get more out of your day and your life!
There are hundreds of books, podcasts, youtube videos and more that you can dive into to develop each of these categories. So get started and become a high performer today!
In summary, high performers have developed habits that set them up for success, both personally and professionally. By starting the day with a plan, incorporating physical activity and learning into their routine, and minimizing distractions, they are able to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
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