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High Performance Achievement - DaveRamsey.comRecently I saw that Dave Ramsey had a sale on all his audio books. I already owned most of them through Audible.com (<– affiliate link). There were a few I didn’t have: The audiobooks to the Jr. Series and an audio titled “High Performance Achievement“. I purchased both. With the sale it cost me a total of $8.00.

Last weekend I was painting my kitchen ceiling. I decided to put on the High Performance Achievement audio. I didn’t really know what it was about. It turned out to be a 30 minute training that Dave gave in one of his weekly company meetings.

He took his experience of training for and completing his first (and last) marathon and turned it into a parable for accomplishing many things in life.

It was so good I listened to it three times! It was the best way to pass the time of rolling paint on a ceiling.

While he talked about preparing and running a marathon, that’s not really what it is about — though it *almost* made me want to train for a marathon. But, since I just herniated my L5-S1 disc for the second time and I can’t feel my left leg from the knee down right now, I don’t really feel like putting this on my bucket list at the moment.

The bullet points:

  1. Establish a big hairy audacious goal.
  2. Plan out the incremental steps.
  3. Find people who have accomplished the same or similar goals and study how they did it.
  4. Heed the warnings of the experts, but don’t let those become negatives.
  5. Decide what you’re willing to sacrifice to hit high performance achievement.
  6. Keep away from negative people and get around positive influences.
  7. Visual your plan in your mind repeatedly.
  8. Finishing is winning. Celebrate your win.

A lot of the audiobooks I listen to are business related. While this one is business related, it really can be related to anything in life. It is an audio I would have my wife and kids listen to.

I highly recommend it.