3 Simple Ways To Improve Efficiency In The Workplace & Beyond

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What does it mean to improve efficiency?

Any person in any walk of life who wants to become a champion can definitely improve their efficiency. The journey to peak performance is for everyone — not just those who work in business.

Numerous organizations and individuals seeking to re-invent themselves, re-align their efforts, and recharge to create optimal results, are looking for a powerful ingredient to boost their effectiveness.

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Here are 3 ways to achieve success and improve efficiency beyond expectations in the workplace and in life.

1. Define "peak performance."

A new way to think about becoming effortlessly effective is rooted in the concept of peak performance — the right stuff, in the right amount, and at the right time.

The goal is to help you raise your awareness about the fact that life is not about "the pedal to the metal" all the time.

On the contrary, life is about living fully and making the journey last, as suggested by Denis Waitley, a world-renowned high-performance consultant described by the Washington Post as, "… Vince Lombardi power in a Bob Newhart personality."

2. Build awareness.

Have you ever asked yourself how an Olympic athlete trains for four years before they get to compete for the prize?

How can these people stay focused, train every day, do what it takes, and sustain the drive that enables them to perform when the time comes?

It's a marathon, just like life!

One thing is for sure. It takes dedication, tenacity, energy, courage, motivation, perseverance, or all these qualifiers we usually assign to an athlete when we observe an outstanding performance.

Most of the time, however, we don't usually stop very long to think about context. We make abstractions and forget the reality that each and every one of us lives with every day.

The fact is that every human being, in some small way, is an Olympic athlete.

Every day, we all have to face challenges, evaluate situations, make decisions, and often without awareness, accept the responsibility for them.

We tend to discount the enormity of the events that mark our life every day.

The main reason is that we have not learned to be aware, to be conscious of our context, to realize the process (mental, emotional, psychological) that we experience every time.

In simple words, we forget to be present.

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3. Have a reality check.

As I write this article, I'm babysitting my three-year-old granddaughter. While she's sleeping, I imagine her in 15 to 20 years in the future, facing the challenges of society wherever she may be.

To me, it's very clear that the concept of peak performance will be even more prevalent.

Competition, social media, and new technology (including artificial intelligence) will demand tremendous improvements in our development processes to enable our succession to face the challenges of an ever-changing, ever-accelerating context.

Globalization transformed the business landscape and other societal changes that require fresh thinking, renewed motivation to optimize effort, and produce quality results.

Now, hear this!

In line with drawing your attention to new possibilities, and to my continued contribution to the efforts of making a difference, I promise to keep working as a catalyst toward peak performance.

How do you become a peak performer in your own life?

It's simple. Just ask any Olympic athlete. But it takes focus and hard work.

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Raymond Perras is a Peak Performance Coach, author, facilitator, and guide toward personal excellence. For his services, e-mail coachp@aimforlifemastery.com.