1. Seek Clarity
Who you want to be in every single situation. Adjust your approach to each person’s skill set. If you leave your growth to randomness, you will always be open to mediocrity.
2. Generate Energy
You cannot reach the next level of high performance with the same level of energy. Don’t seek to do what you enjoy, seek to do what gives you energy. Athletes that excel don’t enjoy training and late nights, but it gives them energy needed to succeed.
3. Raise Necessity
To do well is not a preference. It’s a MUST. Find something to fight for. Find someone to fight for. Adopt a no compromise stand. Treat success like a do or die affair.
4. Increase Productivity
Win the mornings. Don’t seek to be busy, seek to be effective. High performers don’t just do more stuff, they get more done of the things that are required to be prolific in their fields or industries. Opening your email should not be the first thing you do in the morning, as doing so could make you act based on the agenda of others. This knocks the control out of you. Spend the first 60 minutes of the day on your own agenda.
5. Develop Influence
You gain influence by challenging people to be their best. By leading from the front. Don’t ask people to do what you’re not willing to do yourself.
6. Demonstrate Courage
Learn to listen through the fear. Courage is what distinguishes you. We all feel some level of fear at some point in our lives. It’s the ability to act in spite of the fear that sets us apart.