Some times in business we are faced with challenges that hit us so hard emotionally, mentally, and/or financially, that we consider giving up on our dreams. During these times it is critical to remember that if we want to succeed and win like a champion. We must develop the habit of having a short memory.
I know you’re probably thinking that this is completely opposite from everything you’ve ever heard, but let me explain. I’m not talking about forget peoples faces and names after meeting them or conveniently forgetting to perform a task that requires significant effort.
When I say champions have short memories, what I mean is that we must develop the skill of letting go of past failures and let downs and allowing them to remain in the past so these events don’t cloud and prevent future successes.
We must practice forgiving ourselves and others even though we sometimes want to hold a grudge; we must practice being the bigger person and strengthening our resolve to move forward by putting systems or new practices in place that keep unsuccessful past events at bay.
Champions have short memories because they make a habit of learning, correcting past mistakes, and forgetting the pain, and drama associated.
Champions know that they can be right about “how bad their situations is” or they can be rich, happy, and/or living life on their terms.
What events and/or situations could you stand to have a shortened memory about today?