High Performance Habits Book Summary

High Performance Habits Book Summary

By Brendon Burchard

The below summary is what really resonated with me from the excellent book High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. To buy the book from Amazon click here

High Performance Habits: What Makes a High Performer?

Race, gender, age and personality traits have little to do with high performance. It’s more about having good habits, high confidence and keeping yourself physically fit. It’s not who you are but what you do that is important. 

High performers try new things and projects. The continual feedback loop and confidence they get from trying new things is a hallmark of high performance.

High Performance Habits Book Summary: High Performers have Self Awareness and a Clear Purpose 

They will ask themselves hard questions all the time I.e. How do I want to be remembered? What do I want to do with my life?

They will continually ask themselves the above questions to get clarity. Once they get clarity they will focus on a profession/field/interest and give it as much time and energy as they can

For more posts like this please do check out my other book summaries:

The Start Up of You by Reid Hoffman

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

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High Performance Habits: High Performers have a Positive Outlook on Life and are Physically Fit

Research shows that CEO’s have the physical fitness of professional athletes. Exercise improves mood and reduces stress which helps leaders perform to the best of their abilities.

High performers make an exercise routine and stick to it. Everyone else will easily find excuses not to.

Data shows that high performers are more positive than their peers, even if their lives are more busy and stressful. They continually focus on the good, while others get bogged down in trivial day to day issues.

High Performance Habits: High Performers are usually great planners and set themselves deadlines to get things done

They break big goals into smaller action driven steps that help them make incremental progress and remain focused. They know how to separate important from unimportant work and will prioritise what will make the biggest impact

High Performance Habits Book Summary: High Performers aren’t Afraid to Take Risks and are Open about their Ambitions 

They realise the benefits of stepping out of their comfort zone and keep on pushing themselves to do so. Each time they do so, it gets easier and less stressful. They see each new challenge as an opportunity to grow.

If you enjoyed this High Performance Habits Book Summary, please do check out my other book summaries:

The Start Up of You by Reid Hoffman

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles


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