You’re motivated. You’re tenacious. You have a dream, and you don’t want to wait until you graduate to get it.
You don’t have to.
Brendon Burchard has spent ten years as a professional certified high-performance coach. In his new book: “High Performance Habits” which is scientifically backed by one of the largest studies in the world spanning three years and over 190 countries, Burchard discusses six habits high performers use to outperform their peers. We’re going to look at how online high school students can use these six habits to live their dreams before eighteen.
The question Burchard asks is this: “what is it that high-performing people are doing differently than everyone else?” The answer is: deliberate habits. Deliberate habits, Burchard explains, are “habits they had to practice consciously and conscientiously in order to keep outperforming their peers.” So what habits do high-performers employ?
First: Seek Clarity. High performers practice the skill of curiosity. They’re constantly asking themselves questions: what do I want to focus on today? How can I make this better? Is this really my priority? What’s the emotional end-goal I want to feel when this is over? Asking all of these questions and staying curious constantly helps students perform at a much higher level, simply by clarifying their lives and being open to viewing things in different ways. At CMASAS, our students practice this skill by engaging in mastery-based projects where they are encouraged to use their own passions and interests as framework for completing an assignment.
Second: Generate Energy. Burchard says: “High performers do have greater levels of mental focus and stamina, greater positive range of emotions, and greater physical vitality and health.” But are they simply born that way? No. High performers have just learned the secret: They evaluate their choices by what gives them energy and what takes it away. For example, have you ever spent an evening with someone so toxic you walk away feeling flattened by a steam engine? That encounter took away your energy. >>> Continue Reading: Link in Bio! <<<