PEAKS AND VALLEYS – A Bullet point Summary

 

PEAKS AND VALLEYS

  • You have no way of knowing how valuable the next hour, day, week, month or year is going to be.
  • Imagine yourself at the top
  • Put your fear aside
  • Gather your courage and keep climbing
  • The great things are there all the time; you just need to change what you are looking at!
  • When people around you know how to make the good and bad times work for them, they worry less and do better, that makes working and living with them more enjoyable.
  • IT IS NATURAL FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE TO HAVE PEAKS AND VALLEYS IN WORK AND IN LIFE
  • PEAKS AND VALLEYS ARE NOT JUST THE GOOD AND BAD TIMES THAT HAPPEN TO YOU. THEY ARE ALSO HOW YOU FEEL INSIDE AND RESPOND TO OUTSIDE EVENTS
  • How you feel depends largely on how you view your situation. The key is to separate what happens to you from how good and valuable you feel as a person.
  • You can feel good about yourself even when bad things are happening to you.
  • PEAKS AND VALLEYS ARE CONNECTED
  • THE ERRORS YOU MAKE IN TODAY’S GOOD TIMES CREATE TOMORROW’S BAD TIMES
  • THE WISE THINGS YOU DO IN TODAY’S BAD TIMES CREATE TOMORROW’S GOOD TIMES
  • Return to the basics and concentrate on what matters most
  • People fail to manage their good times and do not notice they are creating their own future bad times. They waste too many resources, get away from the basics, and ignore what matters most
  • The secret is to TRULY appreciate and enjoy each time for what it is while you are living it.
  • PEAKS ARE MOMENTS WHEN YOU APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE. VALLEYS ARE MOMENTS WHEN YOU LONG FOR WHAT IS MISSING
  • If you want to have fewer valleys avoid comparisons. If you enjoy what’s good about the moment, you feel like you are on a peak!
  • YOU CANNOT ALWAYS CONTROL EXTERNAL EVENTS, BUT YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL PEAKS AND VALLEYS BY WHAT YOU BELIEVE AND WHAT YOU DO
  • To change a valley into a peak, you need to change one of two things: what is happening, or how you feel about what is happening.
  • Choosing a better belief leads to a better results
  • THE PATH OUT OF THE VALLEY APPEARS WHEN YOU SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY
  • YOU CHANGE YOUR VALLEY INTO A PEAK WHEN YOU FIND AND USE THE GOOD THAT IS HIDDEN IN THE BAD TIME
  • BETWEEN PEAKS THERE ARE ALWAYS VALLEYS. HOW YOU MANAGE YOUR VALLEY DETERMINES HOW SOON YOU REACH YOUR NEXT PEAK
  • If you do not learn in a valley, you can become bitter. If you truly learn something valuable you can become better.
  • Like a healthy heartbeat, your personal peaks and valleys are an essential part of normal, healthy life.
  • Relax, rest and trust that things will get better.
  • A PLATEAU CAN BE A TIME FOR YOU TO REST, REFLECT AND RENEW
  • Once you TRULY learn to manage your good and bad times, you gain a sense of healthy balance
  • YOU CAN HAVE FEWER BAD TIMES WHEN YOU APPRECIATE AND MANAGE YOUR GOOD TIMES WISELY
  • THE MOST COMMON REASON YOU LEAVE A PEAK TOO SOON IS ARROGANCE, MASQUERADING AS CONFIDENCE
  • THE MOST COMMON REASON YOU STAY IN A VALLEY TOO LONG IS FEAR, MASQUERADING AS COMFORT
  • Ask – How can I be of more service?
  • Ask – What is the TRUTH of the situation?
  • The best way to get through a valley is by creating and following your sensible vision.
  • Use all of your 5 senses to create an image in such specific, believable detail that you begin to realize you can make it happen
  • A GREAT WAY TO GET TO YOUR NEXT PEAK IS TO FOLLOW YOUR SENSIBLE VISION
  • IMAGINE YOURSELF ENJOYING YOUR BETTER FUTURE IN SUCH SPECIFIC, BELIEVABLE DETAIL THAT YOU SOON ENJOY DOING WHAT TAKES YOU THERE!
  • Realize that one day you will ‘look back and laugh’ at a valley – why wait ‘til later? Why not laugh at it now?
  • THE PAIN IN A VALLEY CAN WAKE YOU UP TO A TRUTH YOU HAVE BEEN IGNORING
  • Maybe you are ALWAYS creating a vision of your future – whether you are aware of it or not – either it’s a fearful vision or a sensible vision. It’s just a question of which vision you choose to follow.
  • It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself.
  • AVOID BELIEVING THINGS ARE BETTER THAN THEY REALLY ARE WHEN YOU ARE ON A PEAK, OR WORSE THAT THEY REALLY ARE WHEN YOU ARE IN A VALLEY.
  • MAKE REALITY YOUR FRIEND
  • A PERSONAL PEAK IS A TRIUMPH OVER FEAR!
  • Wishing leads to no action. When you truly follow a sensible vision, you WANT TO DO the things that make it happen.
  • You find yourself doing things that you never knew that you were capable of
  • Fear blocks you but the Truth helps you succeed.
  • Your vision creates more energy and confidence.
  • Follow your sensible vision and you will come up with surprising ways to make it happen.
  • YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE OLD TO GAIN WISDOM
  • Both the good and bad times in life are truly gifts, and that each has great value, if you manage them well.
  • The purpose of a peak is to celebrate life. The purpose of a valley is to learn about life.
  • Fear keeps you trapped.
  • Take nothing for granted.
  • Recognise the things that contributed to your current success and keep doing them!
  • TO STAY IN A PEAK LONGER BE HUMBLE AND GRATEFUL. DO MORE OF WHAT GOT YOU THERE. KEEP MAKING THINGS BETTER. DO MORE FOR OTHERS. SAVE RESOURCES FOR YOUR UPCOMING VALLEYS
  • Say less and do more
  • Create a better relationship with someone by being more humble and more loving.
  • Become someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously, someone who is fun to be with, yet someone who cares deeply about creating real excellence in their life and work
  • Be a person who wants to make a difference in the world – perhaps a small difference but a significant one. Never take for granted the people closest to you.
  • YOU GET OUT OF YOUR VALLEY SOONER WHEN YOU MANAGE TO GET OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF: AT WORK, BY BEING OF GREATER SERVICE, AND IN LIFE BY BEING MORE LOVING
  • Peaks and valleys are opposites. So look at what you did to put yourself in a valley and do the opposite – you will get opposite results!
  • Appreciate what you have!

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