Whenever I feel I have daunting tasks ahead, and the wind is whistling out of my sails, I stop for a moment to consider what I've accomplished to date.It inspires me, because invariably, I've overcome greater challenges than those that lie ahead.For instance, I'm gradually working on getting into better shape, and my goals are really very modest, because I'm close to achieving them.
Yet there is a very real tendency to slow down, to see them as more challenging than they are.To put them into perspective, I'll recall a time when I was much heavier and less muscular, and much more behind the 8-ball. I follow that thought with the memory of the significant conditioning program that I undertook to turn things around.
Now, THAT was a challenge, I remind myself. Comparatively, I've come so far along the right path that with a baby step or two, I'll be at the finishing line.I use the same process in dealing with business goals and setbacks, recalling times when I have emerged from slumps and accomplished a zillion really crucial things in record time.Try this, the next time the mountain in front of you seems ominously steep. A quick glance backward can put it into the proper perspective!..
Dr. Gary S. Goodman, President of http://www.
Customersatisfaction.com, is a popular keynote speaker, management consultant, and seminar leader and the best-selling author of 12 books, including Reach Out & Sell Someone«, You Can Sell Anything By Telephone! and Monitoring, Measuring & Managing Customer Service, and the audio program, "The Law of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable," published by Nightingale-Conant. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, worldwide. A Ph.D. from USC's Annenberg School, a Loyola lawyer, and an MBA from the Peter F.
Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, Gary offers programs through UCLA Extension and numerous universities, trade associations, and other organizations in the United States and abroad. He holds the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. He is headquartered in Glendale, California, and he can be reached at (818) 243-7338 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Dr. Gary S. Goodman