To truly understand the impact you will have on your staff and members you must begin with “why”. Why you are here doing what you do is far more important than what you do. Putting in time in your job, getting a promotion or adding more credentials behind your name will not define you or your success. How you choose to show up everyday is a choice and it is your choices that lead to the outcomes that ultimately influence your success.
If you want to achieve more or become better in any area of your life then it is your will to choose. As the saying goes “if you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right”. Success is a habit you shape from daily acts of discipline duplicated over time. Discipline is a practice of training. Just as lifting weights is a practice of strength training, daily acts of measurable constant improvement is a success practise. 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”. It doesn’t matter if you failed a year ago or ten years ago, today you can start new habits and 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, they 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 you to grow and learn. I encourage you to take a moment to reflect and ask yourself “Why am I here?”. “How am I showing up today?” “How can I positively impact the world with my presence?”