For fighter pilots, being “on your game” is obviously pretty important. Having a bad day in the office takes on new meaning at 1,500km/h.
When I talk to people about who they perceive are “high performing” individuals. The answer is usually athletes, special forces or entrepreneurs (no one says fighter pilot, even when you're standing right there in the room!). Anyone can be a high performer. A high performer doesn’t just get results, they live a life where the right neurochemicals are flowing every day to enhance their mental performance. Did you know enhanced mental performance also leads to enhanced physical performance and well-being, how cool is that!
Enhancing the production and release of endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine are a ‘free pass' to perform better and enhance our well-being. When we're in the zone we can:
Learn 400% faster
Be 500% more productive
Steven Kotler is the co-founder and Executive Director for the Flow Research Collective. Take a look at this TedX video and see how they are viewing optimum human performance through a different lens.