Friday, February 15, 2008

The secret weapons to success could be right at your fingertips Part V

My desk is a veritable treasure trove of weaponry… weapons of success that is. Having spent much of my working life at a desk in front of a computer I decided a few years ago that what I had with me at my desk was going to be vital in assisting me towards achieving my definition of success.

See previous weapons in previous blogs Weapon 1, Weapon 2, Weapon 3, Weapon 4

Weapon 5. Instant Memories

Sometimes I have a phone call that doesn’t go the way I want it to, or I receive an email that gets me a bit cranky. Bad moments happen to all of us at times, but I feel it’s what we do to get ourselves out of them that is really important. My secret weapons to get me back on track at my desk are what I like to call my Instant Memories.

There’s my baseball that transports me instantly to an amazing trip my husband and I took to Disneyland. There’s a goofy gift given to make me smile. There’s the framed quote I bought myself while celebrating a huge business success.

Each of these items are just simple little things but they have the power to be able to produce a dramatic shift in my mental state when I need them to do so.

"Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon." Denis Waitley

This is the final in our five part series of desk weaponry. If you’ve got any suggestions for what you consider to be weapons of success at your desk feel free to contact me and let me know!

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