Over the past five posts, I have shared with you the first five habits of high performing people, according to Brendon Burchard. Today, I share with you the last and sixth habit of high performing people: Demonstrating Courage. Though this is the last habit it might be the most powerful. Deeply rooted in this habit are practices that can help avoid inaction and allow you to chase your dreams. Most people think it takes superhuman powers to be courageous, but it’s not and I share with you Brendan’s tips below.
To start, the first thing we need to do is flip the way we think about fear. Fear is a feeling in your mind and body telling you that you can’t do something. And of course, you can’t do something if you have never attempted to do that something. To overcome fear you simply just need to get more comfortable with fear itself.
So, the way to combat fear and become courageous lies in the action you choose to take. The more you take action to overcome your fear the more confident you become. Simple.
Now since we have the right mindset we can follow the practices below that high performers use to help them demonstrate courage
Practice 1: Honor the struggle
Recognize that there are only two narratives in a human story: Struggle and Progress
As a human, we all have a choice. We can choose to let our struggles bring us down or we can view a challenging moment as something that will make us better and stronger. Honoring the struggle is the first step in realizing that to achieve anything in life you must be OK with knowing that you are going to have to do something that will most likely challenge you like you never been challenged before.
What is something you can do today or this week that is difficult, or challenging?
Practice 2: Share your truth and ambitions
As Brendan puts it, “the main motivation of humankind is to be free, to express our true self and pursue our dreams without restriction – to experience what may be called personal freedom”. Tell others how you feel about things, and share your goals and dreams with them. By not telling others about your true feelings and desires you are holding yourself back from becoming the person you want to be.
Practice 3: Find someone to fight for
High performers try to find one person they can fight for. It helps them center themselves to help them stay motivated and inspire them through their day-to-day challenges.
Who is someone in your life that you can fight for?
If you felt like these 6 habits were helpful feel free to purchase the book here or check out this blog, podcast, and website here for other helpful insight on living your best life. Remember, making the choice to read through the practices is the first step. The second step is putting action towards implementing them into your day.
Now, Wake Up! It’s Day One.
7 thoughts on “Demonstrate Courage: Habit #6 of High Performers”
So, I will say that I slightly disagree with step 2. I think it is important to say your goals and dreams, but I think it’s important to not oversay it. You’ll be too busy talking about it and not actually acting on it. Most likely, these people that you tell will not keep you in check, so it’s important to tell the people that mean the most to you and to just work at it.
I don’t disagree with you. However, I the power of stating your goals to others is in my opion the highest level of accountability one human can achieve. Because my question to someone would be “what are you afraid of”. If you set goals for yourself and you have a plan to achieve them. Then why not tell everyone. If you keep quiet that tells me you are afraid and being fearful leads to
I don’t disagree with you. However, I the power of stating your goals to others is in my opinion the highest level of accountability one human can achieve. Because my question to someone would be “what are you afraid of”. If you set goals for yourself and you have a plan to achieve them, then why not tell everyone. If you keep quiet that tells me you are afraid and being fearful leads to inaction.
Hey nice post!
Great line saying that humankind main motivation is to be free. So true!
Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Keep it up! 🙂
Thanks for reading!