4 Habits That High Performers Underestimate

As a high performer, you know that habits are a crucial part of success. Habits set you apart and help you hit new levels that otherwise would be hard to attain.  


Author of High Performance Habits, Brendon Burchard, shares that to become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage.


Following those habits, I wanted to share four underestimated habits that I’ve found sets my high performing clients up for success. 


They Embrace Mornings

While not every high performer is a morning person, they do choose to make the best of them. Starting the day off so that you have clarity, direction, and purpose is a big part of reaching high performance.


I personally am NOT a morning person, but what I do is set intentions in the morning to be sure I’m in charge of my day and not letting the day be in charge of me. You don’t have to wake up at 5am to be a high performer, but it is common to have a morning routine and to approach the day from a place of positive expectation and intention.


A successful person uses the morning hours to set the tone and not let the day happen by chance. Oftentimes, that can include a daily quiet time, meditation, email-free block schedule or anything that allows you to start the day off on your terms.


They Seek Out Feedback

High performers understand that the path to success is not done alone, so they ask for feedback along the way. No one knows it all, so being open to constructive criticism and help from others not only makes them a more pliable human being, but one willing to learn as well.


If you don’t have someone in your personal or professional life who can execute this role, that’s where a high performance coach can come in. Coaches provide guidance, encouragement and tools to help individuals find clarity and implement feedback in a number of ways.


I invest tens of thousands of dollars into my personal development every year because that’s how much I believe in the magic of feedback, guidance, and accountability. 


They Plan Ahead

Success doesn’t happen by chance––at least not long-term success! High performers make a plan as to how they will reach their defined goals.


A vision for the future is key because how can you make progress if you don’t know what direction you are headed? 


And not just an idea, but an outlined, clear path. They know the five biggest moves necessary to reach their goal and their calendar reflects the action steps they plan to take to get there. 


High performers plan for challenges, setbacks, needs, and wants so that they can be mentally prepared to handle whatever comes their way without intimidation.

They Spend Time with Other High Performers

“One of the most effective things you can do to build better habits is to join a culture where your desired behavior is the normal behavior.” -James Clear


You may notice yourself associating with people who have common interests and that is human nature. High performers are no different.


We often reflect the attitudes and habits of those we spend time with. Find yourself hanging around negative people and you probably walk away in a bad mood!


High performers surround themselves with other high performers who talk goals, dreams and successes because it’s encouraging! It’s also a safe space to ask for and welcome feedback. 


If you want support finding your inner circle, download this free guide that walks you through how to build an inner circle that leads to success.


If you aren’t sure where to start on your journey of embracing high performance habits, be sure to download this free "How To Start A New Habit" guide here and check out the Highest Potential Planner to start planning ahead.


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