Daily Routine for High Achiever
Today’s post is inspired by a presentation I have been preparing to give for the last 4 months at the Garrett Planning Network Annual Retreat. Back in April when Sheryl Garrett asked me if I could present at the Retreat, I jumped on the offer. I already had an idea in mind; something I was experimenting with for a while that I wanted to share with the world. This was my perfect opportunity to bring it to life!
What I’d like to share with you today is:
What separates High Achievers from everyone else?
In the last few years, I’ve been obsessed with trying to find an answer to this question. I always wondered:
- how some people run on 4-5 hours of sleep per night and weren’t tired?
- how some operate 2 or 3 businesses and others can barely get through their day?
- how some people are always cheerful and happy, while others are bitter, angry and frustrated?
These people represented the “High Achiever” standard that I wanted to attain.
I tried a lot of different things. I experimented with adjusting my sleep schedule, my diet and my exercise schedule. I bought countless books, self-improvement CDs and videos.¬† I signed up for various seminars, peer groups and coaching. I can tell you that things improved, but I still wasn’t 100% on my game! There was still a piece of the puzzle missing. Something was limiting me from becoming the best that I can be.
What I realized thru my quest is that in order to become high achiever, one must first change his/her internal environment. One has to master the internal world! That’s all we have control over!
My discovery is greatly summarized in this quote by Jim Rohn and it really stuck in my mind:
“If you want to achieve more, you have to become more.”
The million-dollar question became, “How can I do it?”
What I concluded from my research is that:
In order to become “More” and achieve a high Peak State Performance, a person has to:
Raise their Standard:
It ties perfectly with teachings of one of my favorite speakers in the area of personal development and self-growth: Tony Robbins.
Tony says: “That peak state of performance can be achieved by changing:
1.¬†Physiology (body movement)
2. Focus (meaning that you give to things)
3. Positive Self talk (inner language)
Based on this theory, I created my own daily routine. Every morning I intentionally PUT myself into this Peak State.
Here is what I do:
1.Physiology (body movement)
I’ve got to start with changing my physical state; work on my body. This means doing some form of exercise. My activities vary, from yoga to running to walking. And some days I just do simple breathing exercises. The reason to start with this is because this will be the fastest way to change your state.¬† It helps to start the blood moving faster and allows oxygen reach more cells.
2. Shift Focus
Next, I intentionally force myself to focus on positive & motivational thoughts. This is the “Mental” part of the routine we working on. I found a few special recordings, which help me in setting my mindset for the day. ¬†Nike commercials are my favorite.
Here are my top two:
1. Rise & Shine
3. Positive Self Talk
Finally, I intentionally reinforce my emotions with positive self-talk to build up confidence and certainty in my body. Yes, I do talk to myself!!!
What I do is I repeat this phrase at least 10 times.
“All I need is within me now!”
But I not only repeating it, I am also using my body movement (I walk) and my voice to express and intensify the meaning.
“Speak what you want to become with enough intensity, over and over again, you will feel the certainty!!!”– Tony Robbins
That’s how I start every day!!! This is my morning JUICE!
Remember what Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit!”
High achievers are only different from everyone else because they recognize that the “Power” is within us and they work on turning that into a habit. Once it turns into a habit, then a High Peak State of Performance is not merely a suggestion! It becomes your second nature.