ICYMI: Doing anything well IS HARD. Playing at the pinnacle? Only a rare few are willing to tolerate what that entails. When you are learning any new skill, repetition is critical. The resilience regimen is a long-term plan, and a capacity for resilience is critical to maintaining high performance.
If you have a passion, if you aspire to elevate your life, if you want to see what you are truly made of, or just how far you can go, there is no room for short cuts. Forget trying to hack your way to success.
Establishing a routine centred on a form of structure or discipline establishes a positive energy cycle, and creating habits driven by deeply held values will help you to effectively manage energy and will get you comfortable with the uncomfortable. If you want to achieve an ideal performance state as a high-performing Corporate Athlete, then you need to adopt the discipline and structure of the CAHPT or create your own framework for high performance. When you commit to yourself, clearly define what is most important to you, and align your daily actions and behaviors with your highest values, you will perform to the best of your ability. You will welcome the obstacles and take on the competition with resilience.
Sustaining peak performance amid the increasing pressure you are under as an entrepreneur can seem daunting. With the likelihood that your career is going to be a lifelong journey that will evolve as you grow, you need to maintain your energy and enthusiasm while keeping yourself motivated and focused on your goals. A professional athlete understands the importance of improving themselves in all aspects of their life–competition at the highest levels requires more than just pure dedication to the sport. It is only those who truly master this who go on to have long, successful careers.
As a Corporate Athlete, give yourself over to your passion with every fiber of who you are. Invest time in your specialty like an athlete, but remember it is not the only thing that makes you great in your field. You need to be constantly working toward smaller goals that build incrementally toward bigger ones. Accept accountability toward your passion by putting in the work that is required. Stay focused to maintain a clear vision of your goals.
Welcome the fear and walk through courageously. You get to define your success. I can’t promise that you succeed in the way our culture inappropriately defines “success”, but I can absolutely guarantee that you will become deeply acquainted with you truly are. Discover your purpose and make it work for you.