While you’re having that deep thought moment, include a mental picture of how it will feel when you nail next week’s presentation, exceed your sales goal or implement the improved HR plan. Add inspiring background music and crowd applause, but note that those embellishments are for motivational purposes only and that your actual results may vary.
Picturing future triumphs invariably builds momentum. Who wouldn’t want to hurdle accounting and race past deadlines to get to that podium? So use the image for inspiration and then focus on making it real.