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To truly understand the impact you will have on your staff and members, you must begin with “why.” Why do you do what you do? The answer to that question is far more important than your job’s duties. The mentality you bring to your everyday role is a choice, and it is your choices that lead to outcomes that ultimately influence your success.
Success is a habit you shape from daily acts of discipline repeated over time. Just like lifting weights, measurable and constant improvement come from practice.
In Brendon Burchard’s latest book, “High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way” he shares the top performance habits that are common to extraordinary people. He states that the ability to be a high performer has nothing to do with one’s background.
“Race, ethnicity, gender, income level, compensation and personality were not strongly correlated with long-term performance, which gives hope to everybody that wherever you are at today, you can choose habits for success,” said Burchard.
It doesn’t matter if you failed one or 10 years ago, today you can begin new habits. After all, it is your habits that shape your character, and it is your character that “takes the stage” each day you show up. High performers decide to show up every day just a bit better than the day before, and they choose to show up tomorrow better than today.
High performers choose the will to become high performers. They believe in their abilities, and have confidence in their will to direct their performance in any direction they choose. They choose to “be”’ the person they desire to become, until they “become” the person they desire. Will this journey always be easy? No, but it will no doubt inspire growth and learning.
I encourage you to take a moment to reflect and ask yourself the following questions: “Why am I here? What is my mindset? How can I positively impact the world with my presence?”
Mo Hagan is vice president of program innovation for GoodLife Fitness and canfitpro. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.