If you’re anything like me, you’re aspiring to be greater than the person you are today. This is what I call The Journey.
Do you want to increase your income? Do you want to live healthier and happier? Do you want to be a high performer in every area of life? Me too.
What is High Performance?
“High Performance refers to succeeding beyond standard norms, consistently over the long term.” – Brendon Burchard
The biggest pitfalls I see in the pursuit of big lofty goals is lack of productivity and consistency.
What I mean by this is not working on the “right” activities and not doing the daily or weekly actions to get you where you want to go.
Today I want to share with you an exercise that I perform two or three per year to help me stay focused, productive, and clear. It has helped me move forward in my career as a Construction Manager, increase my fitness capacity, maintain high energy, and kept my overall outlook on life extremely positive.
It’s simple but it requires discipline.
Take your time with all of these questions. Really put uninterrupted focus and intention into answering each one of these. You will become aware and in tune with your value and clearly begin to to identify where growth, changes, and improvement is required.
Please pull out your notebook or open a word document and let’s begin.
Part 1 – Know Yourself
1 – Write down your top 10 core values here
2 – What are your top 5 strengths?
3 – What do others tell you about yourself? What do others think you are good at?
4 – What are your interests? What sorts of things do you like to read about, write about, or talk about?
5 – What makes you smile?
6 – Is there a story or a life event that defined you as a person?
7 – What are your fears?
8 – What’s the one thing you want to experience, do, or accomplish before you die?
9 – What is the one thing that makes you special and unique?
10 – What are your passions? What do you usually enjoy without being asked?
Part 2 – The Vision
1 – Write out your ideal 1-year vision statement:
2 – What are your top 5 goals within the next 12 months:
3 – What are your 5 most compelling reasons to hit those goals?
4 – What are your key behaviors and habits you must develop?
5 – What is your ideal day like in 5 years? Be descriptive.
Part 3 – The Weekly Plan
1 – Write out your previous 7-day weekly review:
2 – What are you 100% committed to this week?
3 – What are the 3 DAILY actions you must do to move the needle forward? These should be small realistic daily actions.
4 – What are you excited for this week?
5 – Write out your top “wins” from last week?
6 – What are you grateful for this week?
Each of us has the unlimited potential to create amazing things in life and business, by living life on purpose.
You have to stop “going,” “doing,” and “chasing” and start spending more time really understanding who you are.
I hope you find this exercise helpful. I know every time I answer these questions, my days and weeks become more productive and my thoughts are a lot more clear.
I look forward to hearing your feedback on how this has impacted you.