The author of this highly rated article is Andrew Horton.
Andrew is a Motivational Speaker and Time Management Expert.
If you want more valuable advice from this expert, click here.
Most people want to live their full potential and become the best possible version of themselves possible. My experience has shown me that it is possible for anyone to dramatically improve their performance and for them to realise their potential, if they are willing to make a few small targeted behavioral and philosophical shifts as listed below.
Understand your Purpose
All super achievers have a purpose bigger than themselves. Look around your world and discover a purpose, which is bigger than your own selfish, personal interest.
Action idea: Explore your world and discover how you can serve others around you. When you are focused on assisting inspired people, to get what they want, it is inevitable that you will eventually get what you want.
All the super achievers, which I have followed, do not possess any special super powers, or unique talents. The one thing that I have noticed they do have in common though, is a very clear vision about what they want to achieve in the future. This vision is written down and converted into an easy to understand and apply mission, which they can act upon daily.
Action Idea: Explore you vision and mission. Once you are clear on what they are, write them down on a card, which you carry around in your pocket all day. Read this card as often as possible, throughout your day, to remind you about your vision and to ensure that you take the action you need to take daily to realise your mission.
Convert your vision and mission into understandable and achievable goals. These goals must be written down and then broken back further, into projects or smaller bite size goals, which can be achieved each week.
Action Idea: Convert your projects into action lists, which you can use daily to guide you to take the daily actions you need to take to achieve each project. These action lists are the input documents you use to drive your daily activity.
Every day when you wake up, be sure to know what your mission is for that day. Have a crystal clear picture in your mind, of exactly what you need to accomplish that day, to ensure that you realise your project or projects for that week.
Action idea: Answer these two questions every evening during your planning session which you conduct the night before.
What is my mission for tomorrow?
What activities must I carry out tomorrow to achieve this?
During your evening planning session every day, create a time slot in your diary to carry out these activities every day. Your head cannot hit your pillow at night until these activities are done.
If you want to become a super achiever, it is imperative that you look after your health and wellbeing. The more energised and healthy you are, the easier it will be for you to take the daily actions you need to take, to achieve each project or goal.
Action Idea: Ask yourself these questions throughout the day:
Am I resting during the day?
Am I fully hydrated?
Am I sleeping enough?
Am I exercising enough?
Am I eating the right foods to keep me healthy and energised?
Ensure that you are able to positively answer all these questions daily and your body will be equipped to support your potential.
Live in the now and be present in every moment. To succeed and to stay inspired to take the daily action you need to take, you must be both emotionally and physical vibrant and present. You cannot live in the past, focused on what was or should have been, or living in the future focused on what may be.
Live in the moment and take the daily action you need to take. This presence and commitment to do what needs to be done daily, will allow you to create the future you want. You cannot create anything, when you live in the future and do not take action in the now.
Action Idea: Throughout the day check to see that you are present and living in the now. This will help you to stop spinning your wheels and help you to take the actions you need to take to succeed.
To become a super achiever you must show, bold enthusiasm and work to positively influence and serve others, as you go through your day. This enthusiasm and your commitment to be present in every moment and your focused daily efforts will result in incredible results.
Follow these few simple guidelines, which I have detailed in this article and I am certain that you will become more, achieve more and most certainly serve more.