Top performance coach Brendan Burchard explains what factors are common to high performers. And how we can all become high performers if we focus on the right things.
We all want to live and maintain our full potential, to reach and sustain what is called “high performance.” Definition: high performance is “succeeding above and beyond standard norms over the long-term.” Here’s what I’ve learned about high performers as I’ve become the world’s most-followed and in-demand high performance coach:
High Performers have uncommon clarity about three things: (a) who they are, (b) what they desire and, (c) how they intend to perform and interact with other people. By knowing these things, they can stay true to themselves, in their zone, and highly intentional.
High Performers experience and generate heightened and sustained levels of energy through training, discipline and focus. You can literally feel their energy because they’ve become present, vibrant, strong through their choices, nutrition, and conditioning.
High Performers are more likely than others to speak up for themselves and to take more risks and bolder actions. Their courage helps them get ahead because when everyone else quits at the first signs of criticism or difficulty or risk, they march on.
High Performers simply produce more in the same amount of time as everybody else. They get into experiences deeper than others, and they become more efficient and prolific as well. That’s why they get ahead faster.
High Performers have better people skills; they give others more time, attention and caring, and as a result, other people admire, respect and help them. Their kindness and generosity draws people and often puts them in leadership positions.
The most important lesson I’ve learned is that High Performers are not born; they are conditioned by habit and practice.