I read an article a few years ago that stuck in my mind, and I recently came across it again. It discussed how your mental status and feelings can affect your progress and motivations. It comes from Dan Sullivan and The Strategic Coach- The Gap. As a business owner we are planning for and thinking about the future. Having a plan for the future is great, and I believe, imperative for you to reach your long term goals. However, if you are constantly thinking of how far you have to go to reach your long term goals you can get stressed, disappointed, or overwhelmed. STOP thinking that way!
This is when you need to think about “The Gap”. Not the Gap of where you are versus where you want to be, but instead, where you are versus where you started.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed in your business. There are lots of days where you probably feel like you’re up against the impossible, you’ll never reach your goals, or there are too many obstacles in the way. But if you will take 2 to 3 minutes to think about where you started, the progress you’ve made, the obstacles you’ve overcome, or the lessons you’ve learned along the way you will feel much better about your progress towards the future.
Celebrate your accomplishments and let that be your fuel to achieve your future.
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