9 secrets of peak performers

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Have you ever wondered why is it that some people seem to shine in any sphere in which they choose to apply themselves, and others cannot manage even a glimmer despite obvious talent? Luckily, success is rarely the result of anything you can’t acquire in this lifetime! You can choose to develop the daily habits, resilience, and motivation you need to achieve your goals at any age.

Pick a few of these success habits of peak performers and begin implementing them in your life. Success is bound to come your way.

1. Get up early

Peak performers are usually early risers. The early morning is quiet and a great time to work, plan or create. You can get a headstart on the day while everyone else is still sleeping. In a poll of 20 top executives cited by Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, 90% said they wake up before 6 a.m. on weekdays. Disney CEO Bob Iger gets up at 4:30 a.m. to read. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, is up at 5:30 a.m. to go jogging. Likewise, you too can use the morning hours to exercise, write your gratitude journal, meditate or even study.The bottom line: Productive mornings start with early wake-up calls.

2. Make a plan the night before

Creating a game plan the night before is a habit that’s going to set you up for a productive morning routine. Never underestimate the power of knowing what you want to achieve through the day. It’s always helpful to have everything you need for the day laid out and ready to go when you wake up. Write out a little schedule on what you need to accomplish the next day.

3. Be consistent

Peak performers don’t work sporadically. They are consistent in their efforts. Make success a daily exercise. Work towards your goals even when you don’t feel like it. If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never achieve anything. You can make progress each day, regardless of everything else that may be going on. Simple steps done daily can lead you to massive success over time. To get started, force yourself to work towards your daily goal for just 15 minutes. Even before you know it, momentum will kick in and keep you going.

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Nidhika Bahl

Nidhika Bahl

Nidhika Bahl is a Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team, Master SPIRIT Life Coach, Theta Healing® Practitioner and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and Transformation Coach. She is the author of The Queen of the Comeback (Amazon.in) and the Official Life Coach of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar.
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Nidhika Bahl is a Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team, Master SPIRIT Life Coach, Theta Healing® Practitioner and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and Transformation Coach. She is the author of The Queen of the Comeback (Amazon.in) and the Official Life Coach of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar.