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They don’t find “inspirational quotes” very useful. Not because they feel like they are “too good” for them, but because they already have full “inspiration” tanks.
They don’t need to be micromanaged because they often churn through a normal 8 hour work day in less than 5.
They also don’t often need loads of caffeine to get the day started! They are amped up enough on their loads of competence.
So then, what do highly driven, internally motivated alphas need to improve their performance and make sure they avoid burn out and aging their face and brain at a rapid pace?
So how should one go down this path of self-reflection?
Below are the most effective weekly self-reflection questions that top performers readily ask themselves.
1. How would I rate last week’s performance on a scale of 1-10? (1 being you are the same as last week and 9 being that you exceeded your own expectations (which most Type A’s know is nearly impossible)
If you are wondering why we didn’t offer a “10” it’s because that is a myth in highly competent people’s eyes. They know they can always be better tomorrow than they were today.
If you can’t answer this, you may be caught in the “busy” trap. Get out of it now. Alphas know what they are aiming to achieve weekly. They then break that accomplishment down into daily achievements and start grinding.
Knowing what you must do is one thing, but accomplishing it is what actually counts. If you failed to accomplish your goal, then give yourself a hearty dose of honesty and figure out why. Once you find the problem, mitigate it indefinitely.
If you can’t answer, then you are either on autopilot or you are not taking on hard enough challenges. Without some form of failure and lesson with it, you are guilty of remaining in your comfort zone. Simple as that.
If you have no relevance to the cause you are a part of then you are simply a warm body. Prepare for robots and algorithms to take over your position soon. If you know your relevance and you are planning to increase it this week, then you are on the right path to high performance.
What roadblock presented itself this week? How will you improve your thinking for the future so that these sorts of things don’t reveal your lack of preparation for them?
If not, you are only hurting yourself. Alphas figure out the root cause of issues then attack those. They don’t brush things under the rug or waste time chasing symptoms. They find the culprit and eliminate it.
Where did you shine? Where did you not allow your demons to surface? How are you slaying those dragons daily, in order to make the next situation easier to overcome.
You must first know this before even attempt to traverse the “notification” war zone that is your email and smart phone. If not, it will most like be death by distraction for you.
Everyone needs help at some point. We cannot accomplish great and worthy goals alone. So what assistance do you need? What roles will you need executed? How will you ask? Who will you need to be in order for the others to want to “follow” you? How will you make your own role necessary?