Peak performers develop powerful mental images of the behavior that will lead to the desired results. They see in their mind's eye the result they want, and the actions leading to it.
Workaholics are addicted to activity; super achievers are committed to results.
Values provide perspective in the best of times and the worst.
The one element that stands out most clearly among our peak performers is their virtually unassailable belief in the likelihood of their own success.
On course doesn't mean perfect. On course means that even when things don't go perfectly - you are still going in the right direction.
All athletic accomplishments begin with volition; that is, the desire and willpower necessary to succeed. Volition affects more than thoughts and feelings - it affects physical performance.
Mission starts with determining what you really care about and want to accomplish and committing yourself to it. You can always develop expertise. First, discover your preference.
Self-mastery calls for thorough familiarity with one's mental and emotional strengths. And it calls for sustaining a commitment to personal growth - the understanding of what makes you tick as an individual - as well as personal development.
It takes no genius to observe that a one-man band never gets very big
I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen.
The fact is, the difference between peak performers and everybody else are much smaller than everybody else thinks.
People who have committed to a service/advocacy role will tell you that some of the sublimest pleasure they have ever experienced comes in the context of that work. You get way more than you give.
I'm not overweight, I'm undertall
Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling thier missions.
Can you have more than one major MISSION pervading your life? NO. That would be like coming to a fork in the road and trying to go both ways by straddling it.
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