I want you to think of the person you look up to the most.
What sticks out to you about them? When you think of them, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
I can guarantee you that your first thought wasn’t about their failures, their setbacks, or any of their negative qualities.
It’s funny how when we think about people we look up to or people we idolize, we only ever look at what they do well.
Whether it’s a parent, an athlete, an entrepreneur, I can promise you that you do the same thing.
If someone asked you about this person’s weaknesses you might be able to rattle them off the top of your head, but they’re not the first things that come to mind if this is someone you really look up to.
That’s why it’s so demoralizing whenever you hit a slump and things stop going your way.
Maybe it’s a tough week at work...
Maybe it’s a string of bad games…
Maybe you’re in a rough place with one of your friends or family members…
No matter what it is, whenever it seems like nothing is going right we always tend to compare ourselves to everyone’s win streaks and seemingly unstoppable success.
But here’s the truth…
A slump of any kind is a rare opportunity to prove what you’re really made of - and if you can withstand a slump and keep going, you’re more capable of achieving success than most people you know.
Sound cheesy? Probably.
But is it true? Absolutely.
When most people hit slumps, their minds become weak. They start to doubt themselves, they lose confidence, and soon the negative thoughts start to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
But if you can maintain your confidence and push through those days/weeks of discomfort, you’ll soon find that your setbacks and slumps were only temporary.
So while other people let a slump take them out of the game, stay mentally tough and push through.
What you’ll find is that you’ll stay on course while your competition starts to drop like flies.
I can guarantee you that whoever you idolize and consider successful did this extremely well.
And those who didn’t do this well were “here today and gone tomorrow”.