Pressure and Performance – Part One
I hope you’re all having a great weekend. The sun is shining here in Leeds!
A couple of weeks ago I put out a post about pressure and performance. I want to discuss it with you again today as it’s something that regularly gets brought up in conversation.
I want to share with you a principle that truly high performance people do amazingly well. It’s something that initially you might have to force yourself to do it. But the journey towards high performance begins with small steps.
Here’s the scenario (One that may be familiar to you?)…
So you know what you want, and you’ve got the best intentions of making it happen.
But for some reason things just aren’t happening how you want them to.
Maybe it’s too slow. You want results quickly but it’s just not happening.
Maybe you set off to get things done but your productivity levels are not what they should be?
And then you look back over the last month or longer and you’ve not made enough forward progress.
It’s frustrating isn’t it, believe me I’ve been there and still find myself there regularly!
Well my question for you today is: Are you putting yourself under enough PRESSURE?
See, pressure and performance are linked.
The picture above outlines this really well.
No pressure = minimal performance.
So what can you do about it?
The solution lies in what I call the principle of SELF- INDUCED CHAOS.
We need to introduce that pressure ourselves.
Increase the urgency.
Increase the NEED for you to be where you want to be.
How do you do this?
Book the expensive holiday.
Buy the car, or the house.
Open the gym that you’re too scared to open.
Immediately you’re under more pressure. So you’re performance level increases.
It’s tough. For me recently it’s been hiring new staff to help me build the vision we have at Strength and Success and S&C Education.
It’s risky. It costs money. But we simply CANNOT get to where we want to go without it. Hiring the staff puts me under more personal pressure.
So what can you do today or very soon to increase the pressure on yourself and force massive action?
You’ll notice on that picture that there is a red zone. This is where you don’t want to be. We need to stay clear of the red zone…
…tomorrow I’ll re-share what do you if you’re under too much pressure, and in that red zone (it’s not that common by the way, far more likely to be in the yellow!).
We talk a LOT about this on our mentorship. If you’ve got big goals but you need help getting there then drop me a line.
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