I’m writing this, assuming that you’ve experienced “PEAK MOMENTS.” And, if in case, you haven’t, it’s time to start!
In a “PEAK MOMENT”, YOU have generated and accomplished “something” whereby you have had such a degree of success that you feel that you’ve “made” it. Some of these describers above may have gotten you there or were the end result.
They are the times when you’ve felt one or more of the following:
There are many other words to aptly describe how you might have felt at the time of a “Peak Moment.” There are absolutely, necessary ingredients in a “Peak Moment.” They are:
- The Memory of the “Peak Moment” such that you can retrieve it at any time you need it.
Being able to retrieve this moment can help you when needed. For example, you’re telling your colleagues at the morning meeting about your findings for the week, you’re giving a presentation on a topic, you’re performing a song, asking for a raise or something in your daily life like making your case to your spouse or partner for a domestic issue.
To access what we need to carry it out, we go to a time in the past when we had a “Peak Moment.”
The trick is just that…getting there. In order to do that, you need to have that memory fresh in your mental file folder so you can access it quickly. Practicing and using your Peak Moments will help them stay fresh and ready for use. You’ll also progress to other successes by keeping them available.
We’ve all had ups and downs…peaks and valleys. We learn from the down times. We also must learn from the peak times and hold them available so as to get through another valley.
Retrieving a “PEAK MOMENT” can be easier than you might think. Consider the:
- Time it occurred
- Place it happened
- People present
- Mood of the people present
- Your mood at the time
For example, you gave a 30 second elevator speech on the passion you have for your services at a monthly meeting that you attend. Your colleagues are there and some new members. The mood is upbeat. The people are ready to listen. You’re a little anxious but you soon turn that anxiety into excitement and enthusiasm. Your message is received well and two people inquire about your business. You’ve just created a “PEAK MOMENT!”
You’ll most likely be able to look back on these ingredients because you “internalized” the moment. After all, it was a successful, engaging and fun time for you and those present.
My challenge for you is to start looking back into the archives of your mind where you had a great reception to something such that you can remember all of the ingredients listed above. Most importantly, you FEEL the exuberance you once felt back when.
Hold onto that FEELING. (I think there’s a song in there somewhere!) Keep it available for times when you need a boost. Then, create a whole album of those PEAK MOMENTS to return to.
Here’s to you!