• Cathy Maday

When Do Your High Performance Habits Cost You?

As high performers, you've been valued and recognized for Saying Yes, stepping up, raising your hand, and using heroic efforts to get it done--continuously. This is valuable for the organization, and it's valuable for an extent.

There comes a tipping point when Saying Yes is actually counter-productive and costly to the business. More importantly it's costly for you.

Your habits of Saying Yes or thinking you're "supposed to say yes" are how you are unknowingly contributing to your own stress and overwhelm.

A powerful practice for getting yourself out of the Stress Zone & into your Performance Zone is to stop and take inventory of your behavioral performance.

Ask yourself a few Advancing Questions:

- In the last few weeks, where have I said yes and later really wished I had said No?

- How am I saying yes by default because I'm not actually saying anything at all?

- Where am I in the habit of taking on more when I know I don't have the capacity?

Care for yourself and strengthen your performance by asking and answering these questions. Your answers will inform your next actions while helping you begin to reduce your stress and restore your energy.

We're here to help you practice healthy high performance. Get more tools on our blog at & reach out anytime for more support.

Keep me posted on your progress & be good to yourself!

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