The Key to Success in Business: The Integrity of the Moment
I heard this phrase awhile ago when I was reading something by Steven Covey. The concept is pretty simple and yet very powerful. At every moment, you are either moving closer to your goals or farther away.
Goals are not achieved solely by huge actions and big risks, but in the day to day decisions you make.
I used this concept when I was teaching Weight Watchers. When your trying to lose weight, your decision not to eat that extra cookie or to get up off the sofa and go to the gym will move you closer to your goal. Eating that cookie, moves you farther away. It’s not that a single cookie will cause weight gain, it’s more that making many small decisions to eat cookies or doughnuts, etc. moves you away from where you want to be.
Even a non-decision can move you anyway from your goal. If you stay put on the sofa, you are deciding to move away from your goal.
How does this apply to business? Think about it. Did you make any decisions today that moved you closer or farther away from your goals?
Maybe you made the decision to take five minutes to follow up with that contact you made at a recent networking event. Or maybe you decided to sleep in instead.
Maybe you decided to stay up and finish your blog rather than going to bed early. There’s a possibility that no one will read it, but then again, maybe they will.
Sometimes we give up on ourselves before we even try. We think, that the small actions don’t matter, but they do.
Today, think about that one action you can take to move you closer to your goal. Something that you have been putting off because it didn’t seem important. Those actions, put together, could set you on your path to success.
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