The 7 Rules for Peak Performance

In our society  success is highly valued. If you feel like you’re falling short, well, good news: the key to success is operating at peak performance, and peak performance skills are learnable.

Author and speaker Brian Tracy has a formula for achieving peak performance that I outline below. But first, you have to decide what success means to you: what does your ideal life look like?  As you read Tracy’s 7 ingredients below write down notes to begin your own formula for success.

The formula for peak performance rests with the following 7 ingredients:

1 – Peace of mind

This is your natural mental state, and one way to achieve it is to make a list of everything you have to do the next day before you go to bed.

2 – Good health and high levels of energy

Enjoying good health is your natural physical state. How can you improve your diet and exercise routine to be healthier? What about your sleeping habits?

3 – Happy relationships

Having strong relationships with people you love and who love and care about you is incredibly important to our mental well-being.

4 – Financial freedom

If you make enough money so you don’t have to think about it continually – or at all – how wonderful would that be? Define your financial goals and make plans to achieve them.

5 – Worthy goals and ideals

You need to feel like you’re making a valuable contribution to the world. What are your goals? How are you working to achieve them?

6 – Self-awareness

It is incredibly important to understand yourself; specifically, why you react and respond the way you do to situations and people. It will make your life much easier.

7 – Personal fulfillment

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, this is self-actualization, or the feeling that you’re becoming everything you’re capable of becoming.

In my next blog post, I’ll write about the enemy of peak performance: procrastination, something we all struggle with. Until then, set aside time to think about and write down how you are integrating these 7 ingredients for peak performance into your life.

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