Are you making the sales numbers you planned on making?
Are you losing the weight you said you were going to lose?
Don't worry, you're not alone. We fall short of our goals all the time. But sometimes; in order to gain a better understanding of where you really stand, you have to look a little closer.
What are the numbers really saying? After all; as I always say, you can't manage what you can't measure.
It's time to look in the mirror and acknowledge what you've been neglecting and ignoring. Ask yourself why you are in the place you're in.
Is there someone or somewhere you can go to in order to help you achieve your goals? There are millions of people in this world whose profession literally serves to help you - take advantage of the services they provide.
Who are you surrounding yourself with? Are they positive or negative influences on you?
And if you're still stumped on how to reach your goals, take a look at people who have won and figure out how they got there.
Bobby Valentine once told me that the games decided by one run often make or break your chances at the playoffs. What does this have to do with anything?
You have to figure out what causes that one extra run to score against you. Because; I hate to break it to you, that one extra run is costing you a chance at reaching your goals.
Maybe your third baseman can't consistently make the throw to first base. Maybe one of your relievers can't seem to hit the strike zone. Maybe your starting pitcher is only giving you 4-5 innings! Figure out what is holding you back.
I recently discussed in my blog "The Energy Trap" how for many people, some deeply rooted issues are contributors to depression and addiction. I highly recommend you check that out if you've been feeling blue.
Once you confront and defeat the demons holding you back, you will have a better understanding of the ingredients you need to succeed.
You need to adjust your routine to what is more suitable for you. Maybe you need to sleep more! Maybe you should make sure no cookies are kept around the house. Maybe you should attend one less client dinner a week. Perhaps you could make ten extra calls a day as a salesperson and that could help you reach the numbers you want.
It's all about the little things.
Quote of the Day: "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen" - John Wooden