Performance requires metrics. If we talk about the performance of a 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante, we may look at its ability to generate 443 lb-ft of torque and 630 horsepower. We might also look at its ability to reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and is capable of hitting a top speed of 202 mph. These metrics are important to understand when you are thinking about spending $274,390 on a car. Similarly, when we look at our own performance at work, we will also want to understand certain metrics. These metrics may vary from job to job. If we are in sales, then we would focus our performance rating on sales. If we are engineers, then we might focus our performance rating on our project work. If we are teachers, then we might focus our performance rating on the performance of our students.
By generating results consistently, we are creating value for our employer (or quite possibly our own company). One of the big keys is to complete the task at hand and move on. Previously, I have gotten caught up on leaving loose ends in projects. This means the projects would not be 100% finished and would stick around for too long. The best piece of advice I can give is to just finish it up. Don’t let it drag on. Similar to a high performing Lamborghini, we want to also be a high performer. It takes time, but we can fine tune out skills to become that high performing person we want to be.