I think people have different success styles, and they're worth noting because they reveal a lot about us, to ourselves, and they can be helpful in showing the way to achieving even more.For example, I earned five college degrees. In every case, as I got closer to the goal of accumulating sufficient credits, I sped up, accelerated my programs, and crammed in as many courses as I could handle, until I graduated.This made me feel I was soaring toward the top, peaking, if you will. It made earning these laurels more fun and certainly more exciting.Other people seem to slow down when they near completion of an important or significant task.
For instance, I have been monitoring the output of writers at ezine sites. When many get close to benchmark numbers, such as 50 or 100 articles written, they slow down, almost seeming to savor their achievements.Perhaps some of these folks are feeling superstitious or reluctant to reach and then to surge through that number, into even higher echelons of accomplishment.They might be telling themselves that it's better to stop on an even number, or if they surpass it, they'll get too caught up in feeling they have to produce more and more, and they doubt they have the ability to keep writing at that pace.Personally, I think we should always try to break through, to do at least one more thing than we're comfortable with, than we expected from ourselves.While it feels anti-climactic, in one sense, it is an enticement to keep moving onward and upward.
Success, this way, never becomes a static target, and we realize we always can, and really must, do more and more to sustain it.But that's my style.What's yours?..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: gary@customersatisfaction.
By: Dr. Gary S. Goodman