31 Ways to Achieve Peak Performance

Peak PerformanceIn order to get great results in our businesses, our personal lives and our relationships we have to be able to function at our best.  Operating at this peak performance level allows us to be more effective, get better results and experience a greater level of satisfaction.
But what does peak performance look like, and how do we make sure we are functioning at that elite level?
When I was younger I played baseball.  One of the things I learned from participating in competitive sports was that peak performance contained two elements.  Energy and Momentum.  When these two elements were both working together we experienced amazing results and playing seemed almost effortless.

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”@brianmininger” suffix=”#smallbiz”]Peak Performance is achieved when Energy & Momentum intersect.[/inlinetweet]

Have you ever experienced this in your own life?  That amazing experience where you are “in the flow” and results come effortlessly…
Now I realize that many things in life are hard work. There is no “magic pill.”  In fact it takes hard work to develop yourself to be able to function at peak performance.  Here is a list of  31 strategies to help you achieve peak performance.  You won’t be able to apply all of them to your life, but start with a few and build from there. Some prepare you for peak performance and others maximize your efforts.

The List!

  1. Get more sleep
  2. Exercise
  3. Take a nap
  4. Go for a walk
  5. Say “thank you”
  6. Read a book
  7. Take a class
  8. Limit your workday
  9. Take a vacation
  10. Write down your goals
  11. Schedule your tasks in blocks
  12. Delegate low value tasks
  13. Focus on your strengths
  14. Talk to a friend
  15. Clean up your office
  16. Eliminate clutter
  17. Put up a “do not disturb sign”
  18. Turn off your cell phone
  19. Pray
  20. Laugh
  21. Do something fun
  22. Meditate
  23. Play with children
  24. Go on a date
  25. Journal
  26. Eliminate time wasters
  27. Say “no”
  28. Work in a new place
  29. Take personal time away
  30. Meet with your team
  31. Listen

There are many more, but this list will get you started.  Focus on finding ways to increase your energy and build momentum.  Then balance this with a rhythm of engagement and rest. You can’t perform at a peak level all the time.  You will slowly wear down.  Take the opportunities to recharge and then when you engage you will be at your best.

What would you add to the list?  How do you achieve peak performance?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

When you perform at your best you are more effective, get better results and free up more time for your relationships with those that matter most.  Have a peak performance day.