Three Ways to Improve Performance

Just like actors who take on a role, we all have roles to play every day. The difference is few people get to see us perform in a given role and rarely do we set out to perform with the thought of getting an award for our work and efforts. Despite the fact that fame and fortune are probably not in our future, we have other reasons to perform well at our jobs, and relationships.

We all have reasons for trying our best at the roles we take on. Some will say they are seeking pleasure, satisfaction, happiness, contentment. Whatever you call it, people want “the feeling.” Why do you strive for money? The feeling. For love? The feeling. For respect? The feeling. We want the feeling that life is good and we are good at life.

One a recent YouTube episode, I shared three ways to improve your performance. These general rules help improve performance in any area of life you are seeking the feeling.

The first step is to take care of yourself. Obvious, right? Yes, but simple and easy are not the same thing. Too often we put ourselves at the end of the list and who gets to the end of their list every day? Remember that if you are running on empty, you can’t give to the people who matter most in your life. The greatest gift you can give your spouse, your children, parents, partners, bosses, or friends is the best you.

The second step is to take care of those closest to you. We can’t navigate life alone. Figure out who is closest to you and take active steps to assure their well-being.

Lastly, practice, practice, practice. With determined, planned steps, you will get better at what you do.

For more specifics on each step, watch the YouTube video, Three Ways to Improve Performance.

“Continuous Improvement is Better than Delayed Perfection”

~Mark Twain