What is it that makes an outstanding performer? We have all seen standout performers in sport or in the workplace. Are they made or just born with a gift and talent the rest of us don’t have?
Our human needs are hard-wired into our neurology. We all have them and we can’t escape them. To have them fulfilled creates fulfilment, happiness, engagement and high performance. To not have them fulfilled creates stress, disengagement and poor performance.
Within our hard drive, or unconscious, we have software running, just like in our computer. These are programs that the unconscious uses to create our perception, experience, and behaviours, or in other words, the outputs.
Almost all of the business corporations I’ve worked with are challenged to find the balance between getting results and the well-being of their human capital or staff. They are so focused on external results that their leadership has not learned the science of performance from a health perspective.
I was working with a golfer in Sweden on his mental game. He had a habit of being very critical of himself while playing. If he played a “bad shot,” he would really punish and berate himself. So we discussed the results of that and if it was helping him play better golf—and he agreed that it wasn’t.
The inner game, a term coined by Timothy Gallwey, is the sum total of our programming that has been created over the period of our lifetime.
At 23 years old, Kyle Edmund, representing the UK, an unseeded player at the Australian Open has made the semi-finals.
Today, being the 21st December is the Winter Solstice when the day is the shortest and the night the longest. It is also the day the sun stops moving south and starts to slowly move north again making the days longer.
What is it that really creates results for you and your company? Is it systems, or the services you provide or the people that create the results?