Are you working at an optimum pace, accomplishing many of your goals like clockwork? Or are you in need of a tweak, a shift, or more? Oak Training has a great list of myths about peak performers written by David Breslow. What do you think as you read these? Your comments make this blog richer –
Six Myths About Peak Performers
You are a performer. That´s right, everyone performs every day no matter what arena of life you are in. Top performers have learned and devised a way to not only perform at a high level but to help themselves do it on a consistent basis!
Unfortunately, others have developed a set of “myths”?? about what peak performance is. These myths can actually sabotage your own efforts to improve. In order to raise the level of your own performance it is important to become aware of, understand and avoid these myths that have been perpetuated about peak performance.
Remember, peak performers have crystallized their discipline and have experienced the pitfalls, blind spots and temptations on their journey toward excellence. As a result, they have learned how to create models and methods to overcome them.
Why is it important to reveal these myths and see them for what they are? Because if you don´t recognize and remove them, you will unconsciously open yourself up to self-sabotage without realizing it! As a Performance Success Coach, part of my responsibility is to help people see the “pot holes”?? on the road before they hit them, not just deal with the problems that occur afterwards. High- level performers have learned to do that and now you can too by going past these myths. By developing sound and believable Mental Keys Strategies you can focus on what is important and what will get you the level of excellence you strive for.
Learn to avoid these six performance myths and you will experience an immediate change in attitude and performance:
MYTH #1 – PEAK PERFORMERS ARE JUST BORN THAT WAY
They only look like they are “born”?? that way. What you don´t see is the tremendous effort and practice they put into honing their performance skills. They look smooth and polished because of this. They have learned to develop their mental keys along the way.
Strategic Tip: Pay attention to what you are practicing. Are you developing how to be angry and frustrated or perfecting the skills that gain you entrance into the zone?
MYTH #2 – TOP PERFORMERS HAVE SPECIAL “MIND” POWERS
Not true. It is easier for some than others but nobody has a corner of the market on these mental keys. YOU HAVE THE SAME MIND/BODY PRINCIPLES OPERATING IN YOU AS ANYONE ELSE DOES!
Strategic Tip: You´ve been successful at some time in the past. Stop, look and listen. Identify what you were thinking, feeling and doing at the time. Also, find out what others in your field do to be successful. It might surprise you!