When you look at this image, what do you see?
Do you see the “gap”? The amount that the performance is short of the goal.
Or do you see the 50% improvement that has been made to close the gap?
High-performing people are constantly setting goals and striving to meet those goals. Once we meet one goal, we develop a new one!
The achieving of the goal is what gives us the endorphins.
But what happens when you set a goal that takes a LONG time to reach? What happens when a win stays just out of your grasp?
Change your focus
When we focus on the gap, all we see is ourselves falling short. Our response to that is usually to work harder, to double down on what we’ve been doing.
But if we can shift our focus to what is working, how we’ve made progress, we get more creative, find what has been working, and relax!
Where are you stuck in the gap? How can you start tracking progress and celebrating success?
If you are interested in learning more about this concept I recommend Dan Sulivan’s book The Gap and The Gain.