Change is one of the few constants in life. As we step into a new year, it's important to understand that adaptation is the key to staying ahead in the game. For high performers, who consistently strive for excellence, embracing change isn’t just a necessity it's a skill that propels us toward success!
Wouldn't it be great to use that desire for change to start the new year off with MOMENTUM?
High performers possess a unique mindset that allows them not just to weather change but to thrive amidst it. They view change as an opportunity for growth and innovation rather than a hindrance. Are you striving to become a high performer, but not sure where to start? The following traits are a great jumping-off point in your journey to reach a higher level of performance.
The hallmark of high performers is their ability to embrace uncertainty. They understand that the world is constantly evolving, and they proactively seek opportunities within the unknown. Instead of fearing change, they anticipate it and prepare to adapt swiftly.
Adaptability is a high performer's superpower. They possess an innate flexibility that allows them to pivot quickly when faced with new circumstances and understand that rigid plans might need adjustments. High performers are open to altering their approach to achieve their goals.
High performers have an insatiable appetite for learning. They recognize that change brings forth new challenges and opportunities, prompting them to continuously seek knowledge, acquire new skills, and evolve both personally and professionally.
Now that you know what some foundational traits of a high performer are, it's important to have strategies that will actually get you there.
These experiences have shaped you and can provide valuable insights for the future. Don't just set goals...reflect! You can do this by just setting time aside to think, journal, or debrief with a friend.
Instead of making vague resolutions, set clear intentions for the coming year. What do you want to achieve, learn, or experience? WHO do you want to be in the new year? Define that so each action you take can have a purpose. Use the goal-setting guide in the Highest Potential Planner to help you with this!
Clear the physical and mental clutter that may be holding you back. Delete pictures out of your camera roll, clean out closets, organize the pantry, and get rid of extra things around the house you don't use. Don't forget about decluttering your mental space too! They both go hand in hand!
Examine your daily habits and routines. Are they working for you still? Do they need to be tweaked in any way? You're not held hostage: you've changed habits before and you can again! Make adjustments to create habits that align with your intentions for the new year. Even something as simple as bettering your sleep to serve you better in the new year counts!
Take time to express gratitude to your loved ones. Gratitude can shift relationships and make the year ahead really positive when you and those around you feel appreciated and loved.
Visualizing your goals is POWERFUL! You can use images, words, and symbols that represent your intentions for the new year to create a vision board and display it where you can see it. There are so many options to display (like this one from Target!), just have your goals front and center from the start of the new year!
Don't let half the year pass by before you make your doctor's appointments! You might end up letting an issue get out of hand that could result in more appointments or a serious health concern––it's just not worth it! Take time to schedule out all of your doctor, optometrist, dentist, and any other yearly appointments ASAP.
If you have a routine for self-care (which you should and if you don't just start there and commit to it in the new year) it's time to optimize! Evaluate how you are doing with self-care and what areas you want to dive deeper into. Create systems as the new year starts like getting more gym equipment and starting/stopping certain supplements. What can YOU do to support your self-care routine NOW?
Strengthen your connections with friends, family, mentors, and colleagues who support your growth and well-being. Reach out to them and set up some coffee chats for the new year so you can touch base and learn ways you can support each other.
Be open to change and new opportunities. Don't plan so much that you miss out on opportunities that present themselves. Life is a balance.
Every day is a chance to wake up to your life! Ending the year and beginning a new one is not just about saying goodbye to the past; it's about stepping into the future with purpose. By taking intentional actions to close out the year, you'll go into the new year with more momentum than ever!
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