Ever had a bad day? How about a week of them? Let’s define a “bad day”:
- You’re in sales and a prospect promised they would buy, then stunned you with this painful line, “Oh, meant to call you … we’ve decided to go a different direction.” Ouch.
- You work in the home office and your project was almost completed when the boss came along and told you to start over and redo it. Bummer.
- Your performance review went fine, but you didn’t get that pay increase you were counting on. Man, that stinks.
Of course, one option is to quit. But we can’t do that every time something lousy happens, right? So what keeps us where we are, employed by our current organization even when things don’t go according to plan?
For some the response is “my mortgage and car payment.” The better answer is … BELIEF.
My dad, Jimmy Miller, was head wrestling coach at Cornell University from 1949-1974. In 1967 he was invited to lead the United States’ Pan American team. The “Pan Am” games are held one year before the Olympics and involve only North and South American countries.
Coach Jimmy Miller (top left) and the 1967 United States’ Pan American Games wrestling team.