High performers are efficiently effective. High performers focus their energy on those things that mean the most to them. They focus on getting things done – the right things done. Before you can “do things right”, you have to make sure you are “doing the right things”! If you haven’t set your goals (and objectives for achieving them), you are not optimizing your time and energy.
High performers create and sustain heightened levels of clarity, energy, courage, productivity and influence.
Clarity – Your vision. Define it!
Energy – You must generate your own energy – and sustain it!
Courage – Be bold. Be smart. Make decisions wisely, but make them. Nothing can happen if you decide not to decide, or if you take too long and miss opportunities!
Productivity – Get stuff done – but make sure it’s the “right” stuff!
Influence – High performers have a high level of influence on the people they interact with. Know your stuff when interacting. Do your research, earn respect and you will earn influence!
To ensure you are engaging in the right activities, first you need to plan out your end goals. What do you want to achieve? You have to have a defined end-state if you have any hope of getting there. I have generated a template to help you define your desired end state. Your end state can be as simple as where you want to be 12 months from now, 5 years from now, or even 10 years from now. Using the view of your desired end state, you can develop a plan to get there!