Have you ever wondered how to achieve peak mental performance? Are you bombarded every day with things that get in the way of your goals? It can be tough to keep your eye on the prize. You will be happy to know you are not alone!
I have been following some high achievers in business for several years now. Here are a few business success stories worth following: Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Daymond John, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Jack Canfield, Darren Hardy and more. I keep asking what’s the difference between their day and mine? Have you ever asked this question? Have you dared to dream this big?
There is nothing like asking the “what if” question!
- What if I could do this?
- What if this opportunity came my way?
- What if I could think that big?
- What if I had those resources?
All of these high achievers started with close to “nothing.” They had a dream. They knew why they wanted to reach their goals. They were willing to put in the hard work. They pursued the “next step.” They created a support network for themselves. They were serious about their personal development. All of these business empires and the high achievers that built them set goals, created action steps to get there, dedicated resources to make it happen and created deadlines to achieve their goals.
Integrity is a goal setting secret
In pursuit of my own business goals, I’ve come to realize the secret to achieving high performance is integrity to my commitments. You can have all the money in the world, huge networks of resources, massive publicity, but if you cannot be counted on to follow through you’ll not go far for a sustained period of time. Integrity is the secret. Goals are only as good as your willingness to remain true to yourself and the business promises you’ve made. This is a mindset, a habit, a desire, a pursuit to accomplish what you’ve set out to do – integrity.
You may face obstacles and lots of them. If you’re wanting to achieve something amazing, you can expect some adventures with twists and turns. I recommend you turn your obstacles into opportunities. Keep asking questions to find the best answers. Keep asking for feedback along the way so you might find what someone else wants. Always remember anything is possible.
A goal is the objective of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
Goals help you stay focused on what you want to achieve. They are truly a mental exercise to keep moving forward.
Things to know about goal setting
- A goal can be set for anything.
- Use your five senses to describe what achieving your goal will mean. Make your goal real for yourself or your team.
- Think about the steps and resources you’ll need to make it happen.
- Create a plan for what you do know with minor milestones along the way.
- Be flexible for what you don’t know.
- Review what works and what didn’t for the small steps.
- Ask for help. You don’t have to do this alone.
- Put a stake in the sand with a date of achievement.
- Celebrate the milestones!
You can also turn to the realms of sports high achievers if business isn’t your thing. Anyone that has successfully competed in IRONMAN will tell you they used these principles. Just look at what the IRONMAN Cowboy was able to achieve – 50 Ironman courses, 50 consecutive days, through all 50 states. My fitness goals are not this lofty and I keep my better-health goals set. I consider riding my stationary bike for 15 minutes and keeping track of my steps a fitness win for the day currently. This just goes to show that the size of your goal doesn’t matter. It’s the fact that you’re making a positive difference in your life and the lives around you.
Goal setting with integrity will help you achieve peak mental performance. It won’t matter what kind of goal you might have. Keep dreaming with your eyes wide open. Keep reaching for the stars. I’m cheering for you!