Before the days of "self-propelled" lawn mowers...we actually had to push (meaning use brute force) our lawnmowers. For some of you "youngins" there was also a lawn mower that didn't have a motor. I have a one inch horizontal scar on my knee (from when I tripped and fell on our mower) to prove it. A very vivid mental picture of me pushing our out-dated-two-ton mower up the steep hill in front of our home has crossed my mind several times this past week...actually the entire year of 2009.
I have recently come to the conclusion that there is no self-propel in sales. It will always be an uphill push, in many respects, in a shifting, ever-changing market. So...how do you mow through days where it feels like you are on the perpetual hill of going no-where fast? My conclusion is...you just keep pushing. It's okay to stop for a glass of lemonade along the way...but the ones who keep "mowing" are gonna end up with a beautiful lawn. If I give up...the grass will get tall and the weeds will set in and I won't have the satisfaction of a job well done.
Wherever there's an uphill push...there's also a downhill ride. Right now I am in the push of my life...but in time...I will be enjoying the downhill ride.