Lori over at Smile and Dial Revenue Generation Services offer this interesting post called, How Trying Again, in a New Way, Can Make a Sales Breakthrough.
I think Lori makes several great points that apply to anyone trying to make progress toward a goal. When we keep at it, and when we challenge ourselves to see things from different perspectives, we can often unclog the barrier that is hold us back.
When I ask Google to define resolute, here's what comes up:
- firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakable faith"
- unhesitating: characterized by quickness and firmness; "his reply was unhesitating"
I love the word resolute. To me, being resolute means that you approach your goal with strength and determination. Being resolute means being willing, able, and ready to obliterate barriers (I love obliterate too). It is important to be resolute relative to the overall goal and type of progress you seek, but not be too rigid that you narrow your possibilities.
Think about a goal that is important to you. How resolute are you being relative to this goal? Are you letting things, people, and your self-talk get in the way? What could you do today that would improve your mental toughness with regard to this goal?
I can think of goals I have nailed and others I am constantly battling. If I am honest, I am not very resolute in the areas I lack success - there's a strong correlation between my success and my level of resoluteness (is that a word?).
To generate mind boggling breakthroughs, I think we need to have a "this shall be" mindset relative to our goal and our commitment to achieving it.
What do you think?
And for those of you who are challenged by unmet revenue goals, I would encourage you to drop a comment on Lori's blog and get her thoughts on your approach.