June 28, 2010

Peak Moments as Stepping Stones

A peak moment is reached when we have done our best, fulfilled our potential and experienced that euphoric mood of being on top of the world as a result of our effort. Whether the action is recognized by others or not is beyond our control, we know and that’s what counts.

Once attained, the temptation is to settle with a satisfied glow and bask in the warmth of the sensation of achievement. This behaviour is certainly understandable. After all, we’ve worked hard for our glory so why not enjoy it?

As with everything, however, success is not permanent. Each day new challenges arise requiring our attention as we work towards realizing our dreams and goals. It can be tiring to begin anew but that’s life. However, if we choose, the peak moments can help propel us forward.

Reconnecting with the achievement, perhaps with our eyes closed and our imagination fully tuned to the moment of accomplishment, we can use the tingling feeling we might be experiencing to energize us into focused thinking on the new matter to hand.

As we relive our peak moment, what do we need to do to bring about success in this fresh endeavour? The answer might surprise us; we may feel unsure about our ability to reach such heights. Yet let’s not forget we probably had similar self-doubts about the challenge we now look on as a triumph.

Repetition of success is certainly not guaranteed; we still need to put in the hard work, but the taste of victory is no longer unknown to us. Winning once means we have it in us to win again.

The task before us may well be daunting; the game has gotten bigger. Accordingly, if we stand tall, remember we can bring our full potential into our efforts and use our peak moments as stepping stones, we can enjoy the opportunity to be our best again.

As Brian Tracy said: “Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.”

Have a great week.



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