The first area of high performance is clarity. This refers to being really clear about who we are, who we want to be, the directions we want to go, and how we want to interact with others.
This sounds so basic and IT IS! We're talking about our identity and what we do on a daily basis. But, it's something most of us don't give much thought to. We're so busy getting tasks done or putting out fires every day, that we don't think out the bigger picture of our lives. Some of us do set goals, but without defining our larger framework, we may work towards and achieve goals that aren't totally in line with where we want to end up.
Once you have a clear vision of your identity and purpose, you can use that clarity to guide all of your decisions. You'll be more productive because you'll be focused on doing things that serve your best self and that are leading you towards achieving your life's goals. You won't be distracted by the things that aren't serving your mission.
Take some time to give this some serious thought. It may take some soul-searching. You may come to some difficult conclusions. You may realize you need to distance yourself from some activities or people that are distracting you. But, in the end, it'll be worth it! You'll be living a high performance life: motivated, fulfilled, happy and energetic :)