We have all worked very hard to get where we are today. Some of us have gone to college and on to graduate schools. Others have had dozens of what seemed to be meaningless careers, until we found the one we are now successful in. We seemed to have reached a point, where we can coast a little, and it feels nice.
This really is a great feeling, isn’t it? We have all the planets aligned in our life, less stressed and are having more fun.
Before you kick back on the beach and order that next umbrella drink, keep one thing in mind. You have worked VERY hard to get where you are. It’s like priming a pump in an old well. You needed to pump that thing a thousand times in order to get that first drop of water. Now, the water is pouring out with a simple push on the lever.
Keep in mind that you need to keep that pump primed! You need to work that pump continuously, in order to keep that water coming. Just like an old well, if you don’t continue to push on that lever, sooner or later the pump loses it’s prime and the water falls back down to the bottom of the well.
What does this mean as a professional?
It means that you need to continue to refine your skills, go to classes, spend time on webinars, and keep that water flowing. John Maxwell, in his 21 Irrefutable Laws, writes about the law I’d process, that is what we are talking about here.
What have you done lately to improve?
What are your plans for continuous improvement?
This is a simple lesson; if you don’t want your well to lose its prime, keep it moving with continuous pressure. You don’t have to work as hard as you did when you started, but you can not stop.
Now, sit back with that umbrella drink, and plan your next improvement steps. We can help you at Pinnacle Sales with our executive and business coaching techniques.