In the following article, author Brad Stulberg, identifies peak performance as expressing your fullest potential in a sustainable manner. He talks about how it’s more of a personal achievement or achievements that can be attained by anyone. He reveals the key ingredients that he believes are required for peak performance in just about any endeavor.
I really like a few key points:
1) Mood follows action – you can’t wait until you feel like working out or starting a project, you just have to do it. Day in and day out. To back up this theory, he quotes Steven Pressfield, “the ability to overcome resistance, self-sabotage, and self-doubt is way more important than talent,%u201D
2) Pursuing a big goal requires teamwork or assistance from others to keep you going. I call this your support network. Also important is to establish your “why.” Remembering why you%u2019re doing what you%u2019re doing can help you persist, especially during periods of low energy. Tell others about your goals and they can remind you when you lose focus or momentum.
3) Avoid the paradox of working too hard.
Click through for additional details. It’s a short read, but if you increase your chances for success when you keep these concepts in mind.