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Commit To Winning Habits

As a high performance & lifestyle coach, I spend a lot of time helping high achievers experience more success and freedom in their lives. 

Winning habits are essential for anyone seeking to achieve success in their personal or professional life, period. But these habits are not innate traits that some people possess and others do not. Instead, they are learned, practiced and embodied behaviours that help individuals to reach their full potential. 

Setting Goals – One of the most important high-performance habits is setting goals. People who set clear, measurable, and achievable goals are more likely to achieve them than those who don’t. By setting goals, you create a roadmap that helps you stay focused, motivated and excited for what is possible. This habit also helps you prioritise your time and resources, and work towards achieving what really really matters to you.

Time & Self Management  – Time, and deciding how we want to show up is one of the most valuable resources we have, and high performers know how to use it effectively. Time & self management involves identifying your priorities, allocating your time accordingly and showing up in a great state by regulating your emotions, especially when challenges arise. This habit includes setting deadlines, breaking down tasks into smaller chunks (block time), avoiding distractions such as social media or unnecessary meetings, and being very clear on who you are ‘being’ in the ‘doing’ of your day to day life. 

Focus – The demands are high and distractions are everywhere, which means for you to achieve high performance (getting better at your life), you need to focus on the task at hand. This means eliminating distractions and giving your full attention to the task. High performers know how to prioritize their time and work on the most important tasks first. They also take breaks when needed to recharge their batteries and maintain their focus.

Learning – High performers are curious, and never stop learning, They have a growth mindset that allows them to see failures and setbacks as opportunities for growth; which in turn allows them to give back in greater ways. This habit involves seeking out new experiences, learning from mistakes, and constantly improving skills and knowledge.

Resilience – High performance and resilience goes hand-in-hand. Resilience is the ability to bounce back and go again, and high performers must have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. They see failures as opportunities to grow and strengthen their character, and maintain their focus amidst distractions.

Ask yourself, which of these habits are you embodying now? And where is there room for improvement?