We all yearn to be the best version of ourselves, right? Of course we do, who wouldn’t? But the simple truth is that we don’t feel the same way every day and so this could be a very hard expectation to live up to. After all, we are not super heroes.
Assuming it’s not the day after a long Memorial Day weekend, or a bad hangover morning after a friend’s wedding, you might be able to engage some measure of super power if you just mind these 4 P’s.
Priorities. No matter how busy we get, we generally find the time to do what we want to do, not necessarily what we need to do. It’s only when our to do’s get too big or too many, that our priorities get all tangled and disordered. Clarify what is really important to you. Whether it be a short term or long term goal, map out a doable schedule and/or a realistic action plan.
Preparedness. Being prepared is the key to success in all spheres of life. Getting “ready” may mean something different for each of us but this process will always yield optimum results. When you pause to give any task proper attention, you may realize there’s another step you could be addressing. Readiness ignites purpose and intention. Last minute action or a “shoot from the hip” mentality doesn’t usually bode as well.
Productivity. Ask yourself if you are managing your time well. Wasted time can discourage your thinking and draw you into a circuitous negative pattern. Try thinking more efficient with less effort when you approach any task. Is there an easier or better way to do this? Increasing your productivity can generate an internal energy that will empower you to do more. The more you do, the more you will want to do.
Performance. No matter what you’re doing, are you 100% engaged, focused, and committed? Are you giving it your best shot or just checking it off the list? Showing up means way more than merely being physically present. It is a mind-body connection. When we bring our “A” game, it is apparent. And vise versa.
Consider these 4 P’s as just stepping stones to build on. Imagine that these are our super powers. They inspire each and every one of us to be our best selves. Are you ready to soar?