One of my focus areas lately is productivity and high performance. Books, articles, podcast was tuned only to this topic: Stephan R.Covey and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, David Allen and Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done, Brendon Burchard and High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way and Brian Tracey and Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time just a some of the books I already read or are on my list to go.
Let’s go one by one and in this article, I’ll share 7 disciplines to adapt for high-performance defined by Brian Tracy.
Brian Tracy is a Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. He is the author of over seventy books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His popular books are Earn What You’re Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, and The Psychology of Achievement.
There are 7 disciplines you must develop if you want to achieve all that is possible for you. You can learn these disciplines through practice and repetition until they become automatic.
7 disciplines to adapt for high performance
1. Goal Setting
Every morning, take 3 to 5 minutes to write out your top goals in the present tense. Get a spiral notebook for this purpose. By writing out your 10 goals at the beginning of each day, you will program them deep into your subconscious mind.
This daily goal writing will activate your mental powers. It will stimulate your mind and make you more alert. Throughout the day, you will see opportunities and possibilities to move more rapidly toward your goals.
Yes, Yes, Yes there is a power in goal setting, I tried initially ones a week to write down priorities, goals for a week using My Weekly Productivity Planner adopted by Brandon Burchard daily planner. The result – 3 promotions in 2 years!
2. Planning and Organizing
Take a few minutes, preferably the night before, to plan out every activity of the coming day. Always work from a list. Always think on paper. This is one of the most powerful and important disciplines of all for high performance.
In our technology era, we always looking for an app or a tool for that, but when I finished with play with different apps and went back to simple paper journal results started to come in. Do not complicate it.
3. Priority Setting
The essence of all time management, personal management, and life management is contained in your ability to set proper priorities and use of your time. This is essential for high performance.
You gotta make it a priority to make your priorities a priority. – Richie Norton
4. Concentration on your Highest-Value Activities
Your ability to work single-mindedly on your most important task will contribute as much to your success as any other discipline you can develop.
5. Exercise and Proper Nutrition
Your health is more important than anything else. By disciplining yourself to exercise regularly and to eat carefully, you will promote the highest possible levels of health and fitness throughout your life.
Well, it is important to understand that your body needs a balance. Your food is the most important medicine. Dr. Paul Clayton is one of nutritionist worth to follow and his latest book: LET YOUR FOOD BE YOUR PHARMACO-NUTRITION: The new road to health, healing and happiness. become one of my favorites. To learn more you can visit one of my previous posts here: The Omega Balance Concept
6. Learning and Growth
Your mind is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.
Somewhere in 2015 I switched off my radio in a car and started to listen to podcasts. University for free!! Go for it.
7. Time for Important People in your Life
Relationships are everything. Be sure that in climbing the ladder of success, you do not find it leaning against the wrong building. Make time for your relationships every day, no matter how busy you get.
This is probably the most important habit to learn. Have you heard that quote “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” by Jim Rohn”. Yes, it is true, but before changing that and setting goals in your business, in your job, in relationships do not forget to plan also time with your family, with your closest ones and also plan a time for yourself. It is so easy to forget who is the most important one in your life… Be present!
Write down these 7 disciplines, they will ensure that you perform at the highest level and get the greatest satisfaction and results from everything you do. Study these 7 disciplines and then make a plan for how you can incorporate each of them into your daily life.
Be ready to face a “Self Discipline” and train and boost that habit. To help in this grab a free 10 page PDF report “The Miracle of Self Discipline” by Brian Tracy and share in a comment on your success path to success.