“In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to preforming daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” Novelist Robert Heinlein.
I have found myself stuck in a rut. Not being able to move forward in my business. Just feeling like I’m spinning my wheels.
I figured one way to climb out of this self imposed rut was to write about it.
So this is my attempt at getting myself out of this rut that I feel that I’m stuck in.
First of all let me talk about some of the reasons that may have caused this condition.
A lot of it has to do with the circumstances I was in before I ever started this blog. Those reasons are outside of my current control. Knowing that alone tells me that that is not a good reason for stopping or feeling stuck.
A quote from Plato states: The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
As I already have a beginning, this is no excuse.
2. Not have any success.
This is by far the hardest part to accept and is in part the cause of this rut feeling.
Working without success is the time to reflect. Obviously what I have been doing has not been working and the only person I can blame for that is me. So although it’s hard to admit, self pity is also a reason you might find yourself in a rut. Thriving on self pity gets you a 6 foot hole after you die and thats about it. It is no way to live.
3. Remember the vision.
You had a reason for doing this in the beginning, remember? You had a goal, a vision.
This is a good time to re-visit your vision. Is it the same? Is it powerful enough for you to overcome obstacles in your path?
Your goals, dreams and vision MUST be more powerful than your obstacles, roadblocks and ruts.
A good way to get back on track is to think of this quote by Dale Carnegie: “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
That means to stop feeling sorry for yourself. Stop thinking that the lack of success means no success. It’s time to get your head straight and push forward. History is full of stories about people who gave up on their dream right before they found true success and freedom. This old saying is a little corny but it’s still true. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” It’s important to remember this.
Believe it or not, I am feeling a lot better. As soon as I hit the publish button, I will be back in the saddle. Understanding that there are things that I must do to fix what hasn’t been working. I believe in my success. I believe in my future and I’m ready to rock and roll!Share on Facebook