One of the quickest and easiest ways to distinguish between a High-Achiever and a true High-Performer is to look at how accountable they are to themselves.
High-Achievers put everyone else first, believing that is how you get “ahead” and achieve the best results.
The problem with this strategy is that it’s not a sustainable one. While leaving yourself, your needs and your goals on the back burner may be a way to get ahead in the short-term, it creates incredible amounts of suffering in the long run, which can eventually lead to that brick wall known as burnout.
That is why I always assess my client’s level of self-accountability when they first walk through my door. Are they able to hold themselves accountable to nurturing themselves, making sure they have what they need to sustain peak levels of performance and the growth intentions they set?
Self-accountability is the marker of High-Performance self Leadership – it reflects that they have high levels of self-worth (they value themselves) and that they’re self-responsible (which makes them highly adaptive, resilient, and response-able).
It’s not an easy task in today’s modern world, full of pressure and the many competing expectations of others, but it’s one worth mastering if true High-Performance is what you’re after (max rate of growth sustainably until the rocking chair).
Your highest potential is my passion, so let’s unleash it together!