Our office has been moving at a faster pace than ever before. I am sure yours has too! We have multiple projects, new products and several programs to coordinate – all at the same time. Some days more new comes up before we’ve had a chance to complete the ‘old’ task list we set for ourselves the night before.
We can’t afford to be down, even one person, because of the importance on the projects we are working through right now. I know from talking to administrative professionals across the country that we are no different than the companies we are working with. Everyone is working really hard to make 2012 a good GREAT year. We all want to see things get better and we are all pushing ourselves to make that happen.
But what if you hit upon a day where you feel less than best? And what if, on that day, you’ve got a real wall to climb- an important task or goal that seems insurmountable considering how you feel- and still it must get done?
Some people might advise you by saying, “Do your best. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you fall a bit short; there’s always tomorrow.” And, to some extent, I agree.
However, I’m also here to remind you that the elite performers in the world- those who succeed by running faster and farther than the rest of us- do more than “get by” at times like these. They intentionally push themselves to achieve in the face of unexpected roadblocks, headaches, conflicts, complications, exhaustion and chaos.
Somehow, they turn a switch in their heads- and they’re able to get what needs doing done. It isn’t genetics, upbringing, luck or magic. That switch is simply a conscious choice: no more, no less. These consistently high performers decide to push through the adversity and remain committed to doing their best, come what may. And we can do the same!
This week, I challenge you to find someone you admire: a self-starter who always follows through, someone who defines the word ‘reliable’ and has achieved a level of success you’d like to enjoy someday.
Take time to study that person over the next month. Learn from his or her example. Even better, get to know him or her a little better… I make a point of spending time with stellar people because their great habits are usually contagious! And stick-to-itiveness is one of the best habits we can acquire, if we don’t have it already.
Wishing you a productive, rewarding week, filled with energy, enthusiasm and excitement for all you do- and all you’re capable of doing!