Mind The Gap

By November 5, 2010 2 Comments

When you compare how you are doing with the ideal, how do you feel? Common words my clients share with me are “frustrated”, “inadequate”, “depressed”, or “discouraged”. Dan Sullivan of The Strategic Coach teaches that this is because of “The Gap”. The gap is defined as the permanent distance between your reality and the ideal. On the other hand, when you compare how you are doing to how you have done in the past, how do you feel? Common words to describe this scenario are, “encouraged”, “accomplished”, “satisfied”, or “pleased.” You get to choose the standard by which you measure your progress – Mind the Gap!

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.

– Duke Snider

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  • Pamela Cummings says:

    Hey Paul. Thanks for your words of wisdom. I am always enlightened by your little emails. I loved this one because I am really trying hard to stay positive and look at the good instead of the bad and it just gave me another way to focus on that. Thanks! Love Ya!
    Your Wombmate

  • Mike Wiggins says:

    Hi Paul,
    I like the new website! I just began the process of starting up a website of my own…lots to learn.

    I enjoy the “words of wisdom”. I especially like that quote from Duke Snider.

    Have a good day,