Peaks and Valleys
Posted by blogpmm on November 11, 2009
Making Good and Bad Times Work For You —
At Work and In Life
A Review By :
Pn. Normah Binti Jantan
Deputy Director (Academic Support)
About the Author
Spencer Johnson, M.D, is one of the world’s most respected thinkers and beloved authors.
His eleven international bestselling books .include the #1 titles Who Moved My Cheese?® An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change,the most widely read book on change, and The One Minute Manager,® the world’s most popular management method for more than two decades, coauthored with Kenneth Blanchard.
Dr. Johnson is often referred to as “the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work.””
About the Book
I always love this Dr. Johnson books. The story approach which can inspire and develop of new and difference of my perspective on works and life issues and challenges. Peaks and Valleys is a story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and it changes his work and life forever.
Initially, the young man does not realize he is talking with one of the most peaceful and successful people in the world.
However, through a series of conversations and experiences that occur up on peaks and down in valleys, the young man comes to make some startling discoveries.
Eventually, he comes to understand how he can use the old man’s remarkable principles and practical tools in good and bad times and becomes more calm and successful himself.
We can take a similar journey through the story and use what we find to our advantage in our own work and life.
In the story of Peaks and Valleys, you will discover how you can :
- GET OUT OF A VALLEY SOONER
- STAY ON A PEAK LONGER
- HAVE MORE PEAKS AND FEWER VALLEYS
USING YOUR PEAKS AND VALLEYS AT WORK AND IN LIFE
Peaks and Valleys mean – the highs and lows we feel at work and in life. These good or bad moments may last for minutes, or for months or longer.
Peaks are moments when we appreciate what we have while Valleys are moments when we long what is missing.
Personal Peaks and Valleys are as natural as the physical peaks and valley as we see on the earth’s surface. Both kinds of high and lows are scattered about and connected in similar ways.
We can feel up in one area of our works or life and down in another. It’s natural. It happens to everyone in the world, in every culture. It’s part of being human.
Peaks and Valleys are Not just the good and bad times that happen to us, They are also how we feel Inside and respond to outside events.
Here are some tips how we can using peaks and valley approach at work and in life.
TO MANAGE YOUR GOOD AND BAD TIMES:
Make Reality Your Friend
Whether you are temporarily up on a Peak or down in a Valley, ask yourself : What is the truth in this situation ?
TO GET OUT OF A VALLEY SOONER :
Find And Use The Good Hidden In A Bad Time
Relax, knowing that Valleys end. Do the opposite of what put in the Valley. Get outside of yourself : be of more service at work and more loving in life. Avoid comparisons. Uncover the good that is hidden in a bad time, and use it soon to your advantage.
TO STAY ON A PEAK LONGER :
Appreciate and Manage Your Good Times Wisely. Be hunble and grateful. Do more of what got you there. Keep making things better. Do more for others. Save resources for your upcoming Valleys.
TO GET TO YOUR NEXT PEAK :
Follow Your Sensible Vision
Imagine yourself enjoying a better future in such specific, believable detail, that you soon enjoy doing what takes you there.
TO HELP PEOPLE:
Share It With Others!
Help people make good and bad times work for them, too.
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