If you’ve been to an arcade you’ve seen the game Whack-A-Mole. It’s the game with a big pillow hammer on a string. The object is to pound moles on the head when they pop out of their holes. If you manage to whack one before it goes back into its hole, you get points – unless, of course, you’re the mole.
I recently experienced “Whack-A-Mole” first hand, but not the arcade version. I woke up feeling good, ready to take on my day, then WHACK the first challenge hit. I solved the problem and hopped into my car – WHACK the next one hit. I made it to the office and started reviewing email only to receive what felt like a flurry of hammers to the head! With my day finally winding down, I found myself chuckling as I realized I had just survived an entire day of “Whack-A-Mole”. Unfortunately, I was the mole. I was determined to be the hammer the next day.
Face it, no matter how positive you keep it, some days are just rougher than others. Who you really are will be revealed by how you handle the tough days. Accept that rough days are a part of success. This week as you feel the pillow hammer coming down fast and hard, smile, knowing “this too will pass”. Don’t compromise your efforts for success. The further you let yourself fall off your path, the harder it is to get back on. Make it all a game, stay your course, and really make this week count!