Discipline

Do hard things MOST of the time for high performance

If something is easy, it means that you could do it in your sleep. You do not need to get ready, psyche yourself up, or make sure you don’t stay out too late the night before. It also means that someone much more junior than you, and paid a great…

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What we can learn from discipline of the athlete

What can you learn from a professional obstacle course runner? A whole lot about discipline, grit, pressure, and taking yourself to a level you never thought you could achieve. Listen to this 4-minute video by Faye Stenning who was profiled by Inc magazine. Here at HighPer Teams, we believe everyone’s best…

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Being a Blue Angel requires visualization. Every time.

Since 1946, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels has been the premier military flight demonstration squadron. They resist being called an aerobatic team because they are not out there doing tricks. They showcase maneuvers and capability that every fighter pilot is capable of demonstrating. I have attended at least 100 of…

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What Sports Can Teach Us About Mindset

I have always believed that sports are a great resource for learning more about our attitudes, aspirations, and possible achievements. For the most part, sports are a meritocracy. Winners have a growth mindset. When the game is fair, accomplishment belongs to those who push themselves and their teammates to be…

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Practice is a Necessity for Performance

Engaging in deliberate practice is one of the key differences between those that are good/talented/lucky and those that are truly great at what they do (and continue to be). Researcher K. Anders Ericsson talks about how innate ability and gifts will only take you so far. It might make you…

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Luck or Grit? You Can Control One of Those Things…

You may have seen a few posts by me where I mention the importance of discipline and intensity when it comes to repetitive success. Luck will happen on its own, so don’t worry about it or bemoan when you don’t seem to have enough of it. Worry about grit—doing the hard…

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