Are you ready to take a quantum leap in improving both your professional and personal performance? The results you can achieve may be difficult for you to imagine in your current circumstances. But rest assured that you are now capable of reaching new highs, going well beyond your current achievements, and demonstrating spectacular levels of personal effectiveness that could well be life-changing.
But in order for you to realize this dramatically improved level of performance, you must commit to following these three performance success rules consistently followed by mentally strong leaders.
1. Beware of Displaying Dark-Sided Emotions
Demonstrating unrestrained practices known as dark-side personality traits, including emotional outbursts, dramatic mood swings and workplace bullying, is increasingly common, triggered by the demands of business, changes in the economy, responsibilities, stress, and other challenging life circumstances. Given the uncertainty of today’s unpredictable business environment, conditions are ripe for the appearance of these dark-side traits. But by consciously owning your individual emotional and mental states, you can better self-manage your thinking and emotions without alienating those you work with. Build your success by making your own decisions rather than being controlled by the business environment, the opinion of others, or momentary situations that are soon likely to pass.
2. Break Out of Conventional Approaches
Avoid becoming trapped by always seeing and doing things a certain way, without the ability to consider workable alternatives. Using the same conventional skills and old methodical thinking that usually worked in the past is not the formula that will help you work through the rapid changes and ambiguities created in today’s constantly changing business environment. Look for an approach that gives you a new perspective. It is often a quicker route to success when you risk being illogical, allow yourself to second-guess your routines, and try something totally different.
Call upon ‘grit’ to help you work through difficult situations in pursuit of your purpose. Grit makes you resilient; I believe it makes you into a resilient thinker because thinking determines the action which determines the result as opposed to jumping back into action from habit rather than conscious thought. So be a resilient thinker and ask yourself, ‘When I do bounce back from feeling miserable, or from being upset, or from a difficult experience, what difference would that make to me?”
When will you go for a breakthrough?
Copyright 2015 Jennifer Touma Mindscape