One of the key attributes required to achieve peak performance is high emotional intelligence. Psychological studies spanning decades have revealed that having the definitive answer to why you’re doing what you’re doing helps in deeper emotional engagement with what you’re doing. Contrary to popular belief, it is not about working harder or forcing your team to work harder; it is about connecting emotionally to what you do to perform at full potential.
Purpose & Mindset
Confronting challenges and staying motivated at the same time requires focusing on a greater purpose. When your mindset is attached to the greater purpose, it helps you see a bigger picture with clarity. It is human to feel stressed and nervous, but when you can train your brain to feel excited rather than stressed, the outcome is as desired. The mind and body react differently to stress and excitement, and it is clearly proved that when you’re excited, it improves your performance.
Health & Diet
We are what we eat. Thus, it is important to eat healthily and to exercise regularly. Your health and fitness level would help you to perform at your peak. Execution of ideas won’t go as per the plan if your mind and body cannot put in the effort required. It is the key to performing well, whether it is work, sports, studies, or anything else.
Have a Vision
It has been commonly seen among successful people that they visualize success so often that they can’t tell the difference anymore between what’s real and what isn’t. The idea behind visualizing your success before achieving it is that it helps you stay on the course, and manage your emotions accordingly. It is easy to get distracted or stray away from your goals if you’re not focused. Train your mind to think positively and imagine yourself performing well, and the body will follow.
Attitude & Discipline
Performing in your peak potential depends on how consistent you are with following good habits. Starting from self-care to staying away from distractions to rising early or eating well are all habits that rely on positive attitude and discipline. Achievers understand that the road to success and performing at your best requires sacrifices on the way. The right attitude would help you train yourself to make those compromises/sacrifices with a sense of pride, consistently, and in a disciplined manner.
Do remember that you don’t have to be great always; you just have to be consistent. Once you link your passion with your goals, performing at your peak potential becomes the new normal.