We tend to get wrapped up in the now and forget about the future easily in today's day and age. We forget the vision, the purpose behind why we do what we do every day. When you look at the bigger picture, you have a vision of where you want to be in 3, 5, or 10 years. What are your doing to walk out achieving that vision each day.
"Vision is where you see your life heading. Goals are the stepping-stones to get there."
In a smaller sense - we have goals we need to hit in sales. The numbers need to be right. We need the statistics to prove our work. The goals need to be achieved. The vision is achieving a promotion, raise, or whatever it may be.
What if... rather than seeing these monthly goals as a quota. We saw them as stepping stones. There are 12 stones between you and the grass on the other side. The stones are carrying you toward your end vision. Success if you will.
Sometimes all it takes is a change in point of view to completely upset the slump and inspire.