9 Strategies to help you achieve your personal best

What’s your definition of a winner?

People or teams that consistently achieve their personal best because they are always looking to improve – that’s my definition of a “winner”.

Unfortunately there is a myth that “winners” achieve results easily – that they have something special or are natural at it. What’s truer is that “winners” have attitudes and strategies that give them the edge.

Here is a summary of the nine strategies to help you achieve your personal best.

  Strategy Description Action
1 Values Your values are the things that are most important to you. Place your focus and energy on those activities. Identify what’s most important to you in your life.
2 Wellbeing Look after yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually so you have the energy, attitudes and mindset to pursue your goals. How can you be less critical of yourself and rejuvenate when needed?
3 Responsibility It can be tempting to make excuses or blame others for not achieving your goals. Being responsible for taking action you can control in your life gives you power. Blame and excuses disempowers you. What’s an area of your life you can take more responsibility and ownership?
4 High Standards Don’t settle! Push past your comfort zone. Set high standards in all areas of your life. Seek to grow and improve to reach them. Recall a time you pushed past your comfort zone and became better at something.
5 Energy Manage your energy. The actions we take, the food we eat and the relationships we are in increase energy or drain energy. What’s one thing you need to stop or start to lift your energy?
6 Resilience The only true failure is the failure to not live to your values? Don’t quit! Setbacks and disappointments happen. It’s how you respond that counts – persevere! How can you use a current disappointment to fuel you and help you improve?
7 Relationships Develop positive relationships. Surround yourself with people who support you and your goals and vision for your life. Who are the top 5 positive people in your life?
8 Team We not me! Understanding that we all need help to improve and grow means we work in teams for win-win solutions. Recall a time you received help to improve a skill? How can you also contribute to helping others?
9 Focus Control the controllables! There are many things competing to take your attention away. Focus on the things you can control and minimise focus and attention on those you can’t control. What’s something that has drained you, which you can’t influence and need to let go?

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