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10 rules to improve performance

Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
― John Wooden

What rules do you work by or live by?   Are the rules supporting your growth and success or are they pushing you backwards?


Many people are living by rules they aren’t even aware of.  Rules of living that lead to procrastination, poor time management, small expectations, negative self-talk and worse.   What you do each day is dictated by the rules that govern your life.   If you exercise you have a rule for exercising.   If you are overweight you have rules that permit you to eat more than you need.   If you are unhappy you have rules that allow you to stay unhappy.

The rules you live by support the results you get each day.  If you don’t like the rules you are living by then it is time to change them.  Live by a new set of rules.

Robin Sharma shares some rules(in bold) that can improve your daily results.  Here they are:

#1. Generosity beats scarcity in every situation.

– Implement the rule by living by this statement.  “I am generous”

#2. If you’re the most successful person in every room, find a new room.

– Implement a new rule here, “I am growing”

#3. If you’re not up early, you’re sleeping too late.

-Change your rule to, “I get up early.”

#4. Epic performance has more to do with saying no than saying yes.

-Manage your time better by, “I carefully choose what I do.”

#5. Commit to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of your craft.

-Improve your performance by:  “I am an expert”

#6. Get fit so you can serve more people.

-Master your health with the rule, “I am healthy”

#7. Impact is a better measure of success than income.

-Create a rule to live more significantly, “I am making a significant contribution.”

#8. A failure only becomes a failure if you let it become a failure.

-Switch your thinking, “I am successful”

#9. Your job is to see the greatness in people who have yet to own the greatness within themselves.

-Help others to succeed, “I am help others be their best”,  take the “ego” out.

#10. Don’t wait to be inspired to start your dream. Start your dream to grow inspired.

– Set goals and work on them, “I work on my goals daily.”

#11. What the victim calls luck, the hero calls relentlessness.

-And, “I create my results.”

What rules do you live by?   What rules do you want to change?   What results do you want this year?

don’t stop until you get there ….

“Success is not determined by the outcome. The outcome is the result of having already decided that you are successful to begin with.”
― T.F. Hodge


The old ways don’t work and you’re still doing things the old way.  It takes doing something different to get different results and you know that and you’re still doing things like you did yesterday getting the same old tired results.  You want a breakthrough in your life.

Take a quick a few minutes and think about these life categories and rate them from 1 to 10.  1 being not even close and 10 being I’ve got it nailed.  Where are you in these areas?

1. Finances
2. Health/Wellness
3. Career
4. Professional Development
5. Personal Development
6. Relationships
7. Friends
8. Spiritual
9. Recreation/Vacation

Rate each category and do it fairly quickly, you really do know how well you are doing in your life.  If some area is really poor then just admit it to yourself.  Now add it all up.   The maximum score is 90 points and if have less than 70 points you’re probably looking to make some changes.  If you have less than 50 points life isn’t working well for you.   And if you have less than 30 points you really need to step things up.  No matter how many points you gave yourself there is room for improvement for change.   If you’re a high achiever and have 90 points or more you’re ready to really push to new limits of performance in your life.

Take a look at your scores and think of ways that you can make a change in an area  that isn’t going so well.  Just admit it to yourself that it isn’t working and commit to making a change, a BIG change in that area this year.

What changes are you willing to make to live the live you really want?   You are the only one that can change your life.  If you want it to be better it starts with you.  Create the goals that will enable you to achieve the results you want.    Develop a life strategy so that you can get the results you want.