Edition#43: Challenging Yourself, Applied Knowledge, What Matters Most

Tips To Perform Better

1. Challenging yourself helps you work at optimal levels continuously while staying consistent towards your goals. A challenge closes the gap between boredom and achievement. 

Find what excites you so you can strive for high performance.

2. Managing conflict with others is crucial in improving our overall psychosocial well-being. We should be willing to accept criticism, acknowledge how we and others feel, and focus only on the problem at hand. 

We should cultivate an optimistic view internally to improve our spiritual, emotional and mental health. 

Some Words To Consider

1. Each human being has their own needs, and when our needs for competence, connection and autonomy are met, we receive ultimate value and performance in our potential to improve our skills and overall quality of life.

2. The general attitude towards knowledge and skills; is that skills are easily acquired if knowledge is present. The argument for this is when university graduate enters their profession for the first time, they often need significant time to develop their skills that are in line with the company’s expectations.

In the instance of “knowledge is power”, the real power is in how the knowledge is applied—more specifically—how we develop our skills through practice.

Quotes To Listen To

Football manager Phil Neville on high performance:

“Doing the best you can, where you are, with what you have got.”

Author and perfromance coach Brendard Burchard on our what matters most:

“No matter how small you start, start something that matters.”