Raise your level of Performance, to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
Its a wonderful feeling being inspired, motivated and pumped up, with seemingly unstoppable personal power and motivation – but of course this boost of motivational energy is short lived. This motivational boost my last day’s week’s, but eventually you will have a come down. At the point of come down you have to find another source of motivation.
For many student’s of personal development the next instalment of motivational energy, is found in books, cds or audio programs, which is good because can you gain new insights and knowledge – building on that initial injection of motivational energy, you experienced the first time around and the progress you made. Be sure to keep a Diary/Journal of the lessons learned during your personal development experience, building on the progress you made when you were pumped up full of personal power. For your own sake you need to learn the process of self motivation. Remember Keep a Diary/Journal.
Ok you’ve been pumped up, your feeling unstoppable, highly inspired, you have tones of motivation and energy, to take a shot at your Goals get the job done, to sum up the experience
When exercised the Philosophy of Personal Development becomes a philosophy of peak performance that will benefit all areas of your life, Keeping you mentally alert and physically energized, Minimizing the need for external motivation. Living by a peak performance philosophy, centers around maximizing your basic abilities and strengths i.e. Your:
As you to develop your physical and mental abilities/strengths, you should seek to expand your circle of influence and application of your skills… applying your new level of ability to learning new skills that will benefits the areas of your current interest or aiding you in a goal… you can apply this philosophy to all areas of life, in this way you can maintain a constant forward motion of growth. An example of this process from my own life, would be learning how to read and write competently at a late age, then applying my new found ability to writing and scholarly interests.
My scholarly interests evolved into writing poetry, song writing and blogging, I used the same philosophy in the area of health, first doing general fitness exercise like pushing ups, running , Martial arts and bit of weight lifting, then advanced yoga, qi gong onwards to parkour (freerunning). I still do yoga and qi gong and a bit off Martial arts but pakour allows me to build on the physical benefits of my past activates.
Without getting overly technical exercise Increases blood flow to the brain. The brain requires rich amounts of oxygen and glucose to fuel the organ and maintain proper peak functionality. Of course better functionality leads to increased productivity, memory, increased learning potential and improved moods and will power. Physical fitness and mental health are connected by exercise, namely the way neurotransmitters link the body and the brain. Studies done measuring the effect of exercise on neurotransmitters revealed that exercise increases endorphins which make you feel good as well as increasing acetylcholine levels, which supports memory and mental processing and muscle movement.
So basically you start with exercising mind and body (use mind games ), developing and transferring the benefits of your work to other areas (This will happen directly or indirectly). You can gain more by consciously directing the process with hobby’s and activities.
In order for you to live a life of “Your” personal peak performance you must invest in the foundations of your health which is of course your mental and physical body.
The equation is very simple strong body, strong mind…
The more internal motivation you have is the more persistence you’ll be in pursuit of you goals dreams aspirations etc…
The more persistence you are is the more you’re likely to over come obstacles successful, especially when you are in the fog of the process.
|The truth of Peak Performance is really about exercising the will|
A small investment in to the development of mental and physical strength has a knock on effect across every area of life… if you apply the Philosophy.