This quote of the day really resonates with me. I tend to be my own worst critic, focusing on what’s still undone but failing to celebrate the progress already made toward the goal.
There is a place for those that see only what remains undone. Business project managers, and those in charge of project budget need to monitor what still needs to be completed. Failure to do so leads to missed deadlines and budget overruns.
For corporate teams working on a large project, it’s hard to stay motivated because one can’t light at the end of the tunnel. With so much work to do, it can be hard to see things moving forward.
Whether a project team is two people or two thousand, setting intermediate milestones and celebrate when those are met is important .
When working on a specific goal with your pet, it’s easy to become impatient and take frustration out on them. Celebrate the small steps forward so your pet sees he’s on the right track.
Pets want to please their people, and become upset when they see they’ve let their human down.
Every pet, like every person, is different. The time it takes to teach a task to one pet may be twice as long for another.
When I begin stressing out over undone tasks, I stop to ask myself the question, “What’s the worst that would happen if this gets done tomorrow?” There are some tasks that are life threatening and must be done immediately. Many of the to-do’s we worry about, however, aren’t earth shattering in the big scheme of things.
Whether it’s looking at yourself, or dealing with another person or pet, give credit for the progress made. This will help keep the motivation going to reach the prize!