Are you a real high performer or a high achiever? Or are you working towards becoming one? You cannot do it without these 4 core values. Without these 4 core values, your 0% guaranteed to become a high performer! Curious as to what these core values are, why they are so important and how you can apply them directly? Then stop searching now, because in this article I list the 4 most important high performance / high achievers core values.
Why are core values so important?About 95% of people live an unconscious life. They are guided by the way of their day and do not make conscious choices. What distinguishes high performers from the average people (95%) is that they live consciously. That is why living according to the 4 most important core values is the first step towards high performance.
High performance is to be living at your highest potential and performing at your best in all areas of your life.Wondering what these 4 core values are? Let’s go! What distinguishes high performers from the average people (95%) is that they live consciously.
High Performer core value #1: CommitmentCommitment is the number 1 core value of a high performer. If you look at yourself honestly , do you really show 100% commitment to get the most out of yourself and your life? Do you always keep both the agreements with yourself and those with other people? If the answer is no and you are not willing to change this then you are not ready for a high performance life. Many people say that they want to be a high performer, but few people really show it. Look, it’s easier siad than done I get that. However, commitment to high performance means that you ALWAYS DO IT and NEVER come up with EXCUSES. Without commitment you will never become a high performer. This may sound a little “harsh” to you but I only coach people who show 100% commitment to becoming a high performer. Whether that is during my business coaching or my high performance coaching: no commitment is no coaching. Many people say that they want to be a high performer, but few people really show it. You can recognize lack of commitment from other people by apologies, procrastination or the word BUT… First they say: “Yes, tomorrow morning I will go to the gym!” Then they say: “I’m not a morning person, I’ll go tomorrow night.” Part three: “I’m tired, tomorrow is a good day to start.” BUT TOMORROW NEVER COMES! You must of heard of these examples before? Or do you recognize it in yourself? Are you commited to excuses…? So my first question to you is: Are you ready for 100% commitment in your life?
Is your answer “no”? Then stop reading and continue with your unconscious, reactive life knowing that a proactive and creative life lies on the other side of commitment.
High Performer core value #2: DisciplineI have previously written an article with the message: MOTIVATION IS WEAK! People are always looking for motivation. They read articles, quotes, e-books, watch videos and so on. Don’t do that. I understand that you think it is helping you or urging you on to do the ‘thing but you need to find the motivation and your reasons for doing things from inside yourself. Motivation is the same as drugs that don’t solve the problem, they only fight the symptoms. When I started as an entrepreneur in 2011, I was always looking for motivation and had never heard of discipline. If I didn’t feel like working or if my motivation was low, then I searched the internet in an attempt to get motivated. Until about 2 years ago (2017) I finally found out what I needed: DISCIPLINE! Discipline is everything! you need Discipline when:
- you no longer feel like it but what you have to do is important;
- you start something new and it’s out of your comfort zone and you want to give up;
- you start to expand and excell in your current ‘thing’ but again you’re not use to the feeling…being outside of your comfort zone, it’s uncomfortable
- when you want to live as a real high performer.
Discipline is like a muscle. You don’t find discipline on the internet, you have to train your own discipline every day. The more often you train a muscle, the stronger it becomes. If you stop training, the muscle will become weaker again. Discipline works just like that.As a high performer you want to become a better version of yourself every day and that only works if you go outside of your comfort zone. Going outside of your comfort zone means that you do things that are not always comfortable and you feel unsure and unsafe. At such moments discipline is the indispensable way to just do it anyway. So my second question is: How disciplined are you in your life? Without discipline there is a good chance that you postpone activities several times a day or do not start them at all. So work on that discipline muscle and make it big and powerful.
High Performer core value #3: LeadershipI indicated earlier that 5% of the world’s population gets more out of life than the other 95%. These high performers respond proactively and take leadership over their own lives. No apologies, ‘yes-buts’ or finger-pointing… as a high performer you always take leadership over your life and take matters into your own hands. You do not need confirmation from others. As an upcoming high performer you always take leadership. This way you take steps that 95% do not dare to take.
If you want things that people don’t have, you have to do things that people wont do…In other words: if you want to achieve your highest potential and performance in all areas of your life, then you need to take leadership over your life and be in control. So my third question is: Do you take leadership in your life? Make sure you always stand behind your own choices and the steps you take in your life. Dare to say “NO” when needed and do not wait for someone else’s confirmation. Leadership takes you where you want to go. Without leadership you join the other 95% of the world. Your life starts at the end of your … COMFORT ZONE! You do not need confirmation from others. As an upcoming high performer you always take leadership. This way you take steps that 95% do not dare to take.