What is worth putting it all in the line for?
We all have our own idea of what life is supposed to be. For some people, it’s all about making as much money as possible. Many prioritize family and relationships. Others focus on making a difference in the world.
But what is life really worth? What drives true fulfillment? How do we get to that level where we enjoy every second of the day no matter what we’re doing?
Everything breaks down to your daily habits—how you intentionally spend your time and energy.
New York Times Best Selling Author and High Performance Institute partner Randy Garn shares some essential, high-performance habits you should be doing to see significant progress in your life. Being among the Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneurs, he passionately dedicates his time to helping companies and individuals grow purposefully.
1. Seek Clarity
What is worth giving your time and energy to? Is it your relationship? The impact you’re trying to make? The bigger vision that you have?
Not so many people have gotten clarity around what they really want.
High performers seek clarity every single day. It’s essential to define what it means to win for you so you can determine whether you’ve made progress or not.
Knowing your goals and desires gives you direction—but this alone won’t guarantee success. You have to master your time to move in that direction consistently.
Get the most out of your day.
“Time is free, but it’s priceless.
You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.
And once you’ve lost it, you’ll never get it back.”
I play like I’m in the fourth quarter of my life right now. Instead of saying “I’ll get to it later” or “that will be a priority then,” why not do it today? Nobody is guaranteed many more years to live.
Squeeze the drop of every single day. Live life to the fullest and do it as effectively as possible. Before you sleep, journal what you’ve learned and accomplished and assess your performance.
Build your relationships intentionally.
You can’t win by only playing defense. Offense is what makes you score—and part of playing offense is being intentional about the people you surround yourself with.
We all do a bunch of business strategies, but what human capital strategy do we have?
A high-performance life is doing things better than average over the long term while maintaining relationships. You cannot be high-performing by yourself. You have to have support, a team.
Many businesses struggle to progress because there is no congruence in their team. They have members who have different goals and are holding them back.
Don’t work with people who make your life miserable. You do not have to be around those who use you, abuse you, and drain your energy. Surround yourself with people who have the same goals and visions as you, so on days when you feel exhausted and you feel like quitting, they can remind you of why you started in the first place.
“Whom do I like to learn from?”
“Whom do I love and respect?”
Take time to find out who should be in your life. You have that much power.
2. Generate Energy
We try to do too much too fast that it’s hard to perform with excellence. You’ll only drain yourself.
Rest is not unproductive. It’s the best way to generate energy. Don’t feel guilty about taking a break. Plan for it instead.
Studies show that you need to take a breather every 50 minutes of work.
Intentionally schedule time for fun, rest, and family because these are important in having a balanced life. We need off days. We need to rest and recoup. Sometimes, these are the moments when we get most inspired or get the best ideas.
3. Raise Necessity
Why do you have to succeed?
Some of you might set hard goals, climb mountains, or take a challenging class to increase your skillset. But do you have to really do that?
After seeking clarity and generating energy, revisit your deeper “WHY.”
Why are you doing what you’re doing?
Remember that success doesn’t happen overnight. You must be willing to put in the time, effort, energy, and training. You have to show up diligently and consistently.
Your “WHY” drives you to get up and do the work. It ultimately sustains you over time. You can sprint your way, but if you don’t have a deeper “WHY,” you’ll eventually quit.
What do you want to be remembered by?
Nobody can really tell you how to live your life, but Randy’s 3Bs might significantly help.
Believe: “What do you believe?”
Belong: “What do you belong to?”
Becoming: “What are you becoming?”
Every day is an opportunity to live purposefully. Your life is your most valuable asset. How you utilize your day is how you build that asset.
It takes a habit to form a lifestyle. So if you want a life of fulfillment, choose your habits wisely. After all, “the price for anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
Achieve your full potential every day with GrowthDay, a human performance and personal development app co-created by Randy. Learn more about how to elevate your life by visiting his website at https://www.randygarn.com/. Remember, anything you commit to doing rewards you with progress. Catch us next week for another insightful episode of the Coachable podcast!