From time to time you find yourself going off on weird paths or derailing from your ‘big plans’ or goals. It is in those moments you have to figure out how to hang on tight, survive and dig out. The secret is to just do it! I find that the times that I sit around and plan or strategize are just wasted. I have countless pages in my journals and thought books outlining how I am
going to do to _____ only to discover that a week or so later I am failing or falling short.
Here are a few tips to share if you struggle like I do:
1.) Stop fretting about barriers: there are a million and one reasons
to not _____(fill in the blank). By fretting about potential barriers you are essentially handicapping yourself and limiting yourself from doing something that you know if your heart is possible. Stop telling yourself why you can’t and tell yourself why you can.
2.) Clarify your goals: having a crystal clear picture of what you want, to the extent that you can see, hear, taste, feel that the goal has already been achieved is key to the success. I have shared this before; if you don’t think that the goal is possible or all you see are the reasons that you can’t achieve, you will never achieve the goal (or at least not on purpose). So, sit down, go for a run, roll around or do whatever you have to do to get crystal clear on your goals.
3.) Act first, analyze later: I can’t think of how many times I have dragged my butt to the gym or just sat down to write and by in the doing of the action I find the joy/passion/energy. If I sit around and think about it too long, the moment passes and I get pulled in another direction. Personal example: I really really hate heights. I have gone cliff jump serveral times in my life and my strategy is to climb to the top and just jump. The longer I look at that water, the worse it is...I just climb and jump. I don't enjoy it at all, still, but I do it.
I hope this helps! Get and stay engaged!
Happy Full Throttle Monday!
NOTE: If I am offering obvious advice, send this to a friend or family member that hasn’t quite discovered the secret that you have.