Top 10 Characteristics of Peak Performers Article


Top 10 Characteristics of Peak Performers

By Michael Keiser

  1.  Clear vision, meaning, and purpose – The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. – Helen Keller
  2. Continually assesses performance, measures progress, and works toward constant improvement – Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. – Jim Rohn
  3. Always works toward strengths and talents – Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  4. Self confident and self reliant – With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama
  5. Burning desire for success, competitive – I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it. – Walt Disney
  6. Ability to manage your mind, mental flexibility, recovery, relaxation – I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside. – Wayne dyer
  7. Thrives under pressure – No pressure, no diamonds. – Thomas Carlyle
  8. Courage, resilience, tenacity – Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain
  9. Defines their own values and standards (and lives up to them) – The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. – Ray Kroc
  10. Brings their all, works harder and smarter than everyone else – A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell