How committed are you in achieving your goals? Are you willing to take risks, make a change and get out of your comfort zone? Are you willing to give it all to become who or what you want to be? If you want to get to the peak of a mountain or perform at your peak, you must plan, climb, adjust to unfavorable conditions, then climb some more. At times, you will take a step back, get a better foothold and re-assess in order to climb to greater heights. But what is peak performance?
‘Peak performance in life isn’t about succeeding all the time or even being happy all the time. It’s often about compensating, adjusting, and doing the best you can with what you have right now..’
Peak performance is used in sports - and as you probably know, sports play a role in our Mind5®leadership program.
The meaning Mind5® takes from this is that peak performance is not a one-off thing, it is a mindset. This means that it is an ongoing process. It will have ups and downs, and in order for it to work, you need to make changes to your life in general - not just to the areas in which you want to peak. It’s about being committed to yourself and being your best self every day. Repetition and routine are key, alongside organization and planning.
Hope is hopeless
The big difference between elite athletes and average athletes is that peak performers "do" while most other athletes "hope." Peak performers are driven to accomplish certain objectives rather than hoping that they perform well and accepting whatever result falls their way.
If you prepare and do everything you can, you will succeed. You don’t have to hope to succeed if you have planned correctly, it will just flow naturally.
But you need to take the first step... and the second... and the third!