Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success?”
Brendon Burchard has spent 20 years answering that question, and in High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, he provides the answers.
We know that gratitude is the best attitude and the Winners of Tshisa High school talent competition are very grateful to Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation. We want them to be a sustainable success? For anyone who wants to achieve success, what habits are needed?
Here is a summary of 6 habits Brendon Burchard says are important:
1. Seek clarity.
High performers constantly seek clarity. That makes them better at sifting out distractions because they constantly refocus 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?
2. Generate energy.
High performers have mastered their transitions. They're more likely to take a quick break, to close their eyes, to meditate -- to give themselves a short psychological break that releases their tension and focus from one activity so they are primed to take on the next.
They recharge themselves throughout the day, between activities -- it's as if they generate energy throughout the day instead of losing it.
3. Raise necessity.
Before every major activity, high performers raise the psychological necessity regarding why it is important for them to perform well.
High performers are willing to put themselves out there and place their identities on the line. That's why we call it raising necessity: It's necessary for them to perform with excellence.
To raise necessity, always know whom you're doing it for. Ask yourself, out loud, "Who needs me to be on my A game right now?" When I sit down at the computer, I literally say, "Who needs me on my A game right now?" and it brings my focus back.
4. Increase productivity.
High performers increase the outputs that matter.
High performers are also more productive because they see five steps ahead, and align themselves to achieve each of those things.
What are the five major needle-moving moves that will get me there -- and what are not the major moves, so I know the distractions to avoid? What key skills do I have to develop to accomplish those moves?
5. Develop influence.
High performers develop influence by teaching people how to think and challenging them to grow.
Teach people how to think and you change their lives. High performers say things like, "Think of it this way" or "What if we approached it this way?" or "What do you think about this?" Over time, they train the people around them how to think -- because when you impact someone else's thoughts in a positive way, you have influence.
Think of an influential person in your life. Why was this person so influential? They inspired you. How? They pushed you. How did they push you? They always told you to be your best.
6. Demonstrate courage.
Many people complain about the struggle. High performers don't. Just as important, they "honor the struggle." They know struggling is a natural part of the process.
Knowing that the process will be hard -- not just accepting that it will be hard but appreciating that working through the tough times is necessary for success -- makes them less afraid.
If you want the courage to stay the course, to overcome obstacles, to honor the struggle, don't focus on changing the world. Decide who you're doing it for, and then work hard for them.
That will give you all the courage you need.