Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
No matter what skill level you are at, you can always be moving forward and learning. A person should always strive to elevate their craft no matter where they are at in their career. Here are four points of focus to help you achieve optimal performance.
1. Mind– develop your mind to navigate life’s challenges. Success begins between your ears! Take responsibility for your attitude. Cultivate positivity through affirmations, quotes, and prayer/mediation. Trust yourself! Be self motivated! Be optimistic, knowing that you can handle any problem. Be resilient and have empathy for others and their struggles.
2. Body– Your first wealth is health. Exercise! Develop your physiology and cultivate well being. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found exercise has a major impact on brain function. It will do wonders for you even if it’s just a little bit. Having proper sleep, a workout, and healthy food intake all influence your personal performance.
3. Action– The great leveler. When you are in doubt “Work!” This is the key to getting things done. Set goals, prioritize, and plan your day.
4. Communication– Develop your ability to work with others. Motivation, persuading, mentoring are all aspects of this. Find a mentor and be a teacher. Refine the art of giving and receiving. Listen to others and it will be amazing what you learn.
Vice President Dennis Leno