We live in a world of constant change. Most of the clients I deal with are in a constant flux. They are moving to a new city, they are traveling constantly, they are changing positions within their company, and they can’t seem to find the happiness they are seeking.
Recently, I was working with a client and he told me: “I’m trying to keep a positive mindset but to be honest, I don’t like living in London, I don’t like my new position, I miss my friends back home, and it’s really hard right now.” I immediately could feel his pain and his feelings of being overwhelmed with NEW. The problem when we are confronted with all of this new is that it’s hard to see the light of comfort when we’re buried with so much unfamiliar.
This is very common and it often leads to feeling sad, feeling lost, and losing motivation to be a high performer. The key to finding your high performing self during these times is to find just one thing you love in your NEW. What is one thing you love about your new city? What is one thing you love about your new role? What is one thing you love about your new situation? When I ask my clients these questions they can always find one thing. In fact, they often find more than one.
Once you’ve found this One thing to love the key is to only focus on this one thing. Embrace it, experience it, explore it and enjoy it. Quickly you will turn your anxiety into enthusiasm and quickly you will be out of the doldrums and back into being a Sustainable High Performer. Try it and let me know what happens.
By Scott Peltin
Founder & Chief Performance Officer