Taking My Foot Off The Gas

We've all been there. There are times when we get a little too comfortable or complacent or cocky, and we ease up on our efforts. Below are three ways I've taken my foot off the gas, which in one way or another required me to put the pedal to the metal.

1. My sales were so high that I thought my customers wouldn't go anywhere, so I decreased my number of calls to prospects. When my customers stopped buying, I didn't have a pipeline of prospects to replace them.

2. My weight was where I wanted it to be so I started eating more. As science predicted, my weight went up and the four letter word (diet) had to begin.

3. I had good friends that I took for granted and didn't show appreciation for. Isn't it true that it's much easier to appreciate and show love for the friends we have than it is to make brand new ones?

What are some ways you've eased up that have come back to bite you? Leave a comment and let me know!

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