Do you ever feel like your state is in control of you rather than you being in control of your state?
Knowing how to access and generate Peak States at will is such an important competency and here’s why.
What is State and what are Peak States?
So before we dive into this I want to be clear on specifically what I mean by state as well.
Thoughts are mental, feelings are emotional and actions are physical.
State is mental and emotional generated by our thoughts and our feelings but also our actions. So state is a combination of what we think and feel and it’s further influenced by our physiology.
Our state dictates the quality of energy we bring to certain experiences, life interactions and tasks. Energy is a resource. Matching the quality of the energy you bring to certain situation with the desired outcome is a real key.
I like to view states as inner resources that we access.
When you’re highly resourced you are empowered, you have highly positive impact in what you do. This is what I mean by Peak State, it’s a highly resourced state. It doesn’t necessarily mean frantic or overwhelming, I just mean highly resourced.
When you are lowly resourced it is evident in your impact and personal results in life. This is why I say state is everything.
Learning how to activate Peak States is a key.
What happens when you don’t know how to access Peak States?
1. You get stuck.
Now I mention this a bit and for good reason – it’s a huge problem for people who are trying to accomplish big things.
Stuck states include procrastination, overwhelm, confusion, indecision, uncertainty and paralysed will. By paralysed will I mean the state of “I can’t”.
This holds you back from putting things into action, launching new projects, developing new ideas, taking new directions and big steps and carrying out important functions in your business.
2. You can feel like you’re not enough.
Your glass is half full. This is the feeling of being under-resourced, the experience of not having the emotional, mental and physical resources you need, when you need them.
It’s also not knowing what you need, how to get it or how to put yourself in the right state to get the job done. It can also be the feeling of not being able to adapt or be flexible in your behaviour to different circumstances.
3. You can feel deflated and weighed down or even low on energy.
You’re vitality, your mood, your state can be low sometimes even depressed, sad and inconsistent. You either don’t have the emotional and mental energy you need in the moment or it’s not the right energy for the right situation.
And when you get stuck, you feel like you’re not enough and get deflated and weighed down, you end up having…
4. Poor performance.
This can be evident in low confidence, poor follow through, lack of motivation, uncertainty or being slow to act.
It’s not only something you are conscious of but even worse – others see it.
So what happens when you do know how to access Peak States?
1. You can shift things up a gear.
You have the emotional and mental resources to bring more of your strengths, talents and gifts to any given situation. You can be more present, focused, motivated and get up out of your seat and strive ahead.
2. You’ll feel like your cup is full.
You’ll know what you need and how to get yourself in the right state to get the job done. You have and are more than enough.
In fact your cup is potentially at it’s most full when you don’t even know what it is that you need but somehow you can access it. That’s what I would call overflowing!
3. You’ll feel all fired up.
You’ll be ready to take on new challenges, drive forward with your projects and express your best self.
And when you shift things up a gear and your cup is full and you’re all fired up…
4. You will reach peak performance!
You’ll be totally confident, motivated, and decisive, have immediacy and be action oriented. You’ll get more done, be more creative, you’ll have the confidence to get your work out there.
Relationships will prosper, you’ll attract greater abundance in life and you’ll have a have a more consistent energy and mood.
You’ll get traction with your projects, others will notice it and in turn you’ll attract more opportunities.
Essentially you’ll have greater IMPACT in business and life.
The Next Step
Everyday I help purpose-driven, conscious entrepreneurs who want to make a big difference in the world but feel held back by self-doubt, inaction and uncertainty of direction. I help them to discover their true purpose and align the way they think, feel and act with their greatest potential so they can achieve more impact, more fulfillment and more abundance in their business and life.
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