High performance: doing better than everyone else, all the time, through a system of habits
High performers can be found in every area of expertise, profession and sport. From classrooms to big companies, and stadiums full of fans, there are certain individuals who stand out for their ability to accomplish a task better than others, and who consistently maintain the same standard over time. It is a common belief that men and women with these characteristics have something innate, some kind of natural talent that allows them to set themselves apart from their colleagues and teammates, and reach higher levels of performance.
In fact, there is no such thing as natural talent. These people are no more gifted or luckier than anyone else, but they do have a different approach to the areas in which they excel. In fact, systems are what separate amateurs from professionals: to be extraordinary you need to have the right mindset, and develop a series of habits that lead to success and allow you to stay there. There are six habits, the first three work on a personal level and are clarity, energy, and necessity; the others work on a social one, and are productivity, influence, and courage.
The difficulty lies in the fact that these six habits are not innate, and do not become automatic despite repeated practice, but require awareness and willpower day after day. Since these traits are common to individuals who achieve great results, as demonstrated by research conducted on leaders, professional athletes, and other high performers, we know that implementing them in daily life opens the doors to personal and professional success and fulfillment.
The key ideas of "High Performance Habits"
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