We have all been there. You are chugging along in this game called Life and suddenly you hit a road block. Sometimes it is an issue that has just stepped right into your pathway, and other times you don’t know what the heck happened – but you’ve lost your mojo.
This is common among many who find themselves actively pursuing a passion – so if that is you, congrats! You are not alone – even if it feels like you are from time to time.
Here are 3 Steps that I used to help pull myself out of my last funk that was a doozie:
#1 Find An Accountability Partner That Has Similar Goals: This was huge for me. I have gone through may accountability partners the past four years of coaching, and each of them have been phenomenal and a huge help in their own individual ways – but until recently that “spark” was missing from the equation. You know what I’m talking about – that little spark that comes between you and the other person that lights the both of you up at the same time, regardless of where you were before partaking in the conversation. Really looking at my schedule, situation, hopes, and dreams helped me to seek out someone who was very similar to me and who operated the same way. Together we are helping each other to grow – and having a damn good time in the process! And let’s be honest – leaving each other better than how you found one another is a kickass way to progress on your road to success!
**Note: While finding someone who is similar to you is amazing, also make sure that person is going to CHALLENGE you, otherwise you both will be focusing too much on neglecting what needs to be done and focusing on the fun. By getting someone that will challenge you – you get the best of both worlds!
#2 Put On Your Blinders: Your journey is about you and you only! It is YOURS! This is one of the hardest things to do, because we have a natural tendency to compare ourselves to others — especially when watching all the “highlight reels” on social media. This might involve not following friends or family for a little bit, but if that’s what you have to do to pull yourself out of those trenches and keep that dream alive – then that’s what you need to do. If there is someone you are always comparing yourself to, then don’t follow them as closely! When you compare your progress or dreams or goals to someone else, you are giving that person’s dreams and goals more energy than your own! And by the time you area ready to give your goals some energy, you have none left to give. So blinders on. Focus on Y-O-U and be selfish if you must! This is temporary – you can do this!
#3 Create A Personal Definition of Success: This sort of goes with what I just said, but what is YOUR definition of success in your line of business? What makes you FEEL successful? What can you do that give you those feelings? Write it down and focus on that. By focusing on the seemingly insignificant things that you do to make yourself FEEL successful, you will grow in other areas that can help grow your business without even realizing it. Why? Because when you feel good, others around you feel good. When you feel good, creativity flows more freely and your mind is open to all sorts of possibilities. When you feel good, more people want to be in your presence. Those tiny actions that seem insignificant to focus on are actually THE MOST SIGNIFICANT to focus on to push you forward. So take a step back from the HUGE success picture, and make yourself a smaller one to focus on for a little bit – and each day follow your definition and go to bed KNOWING you were a success today.
Do you have any tips or tricks for pulling yourself out of a funk? Leave them in a comment below! Another tip – eat cake! Cake fixes everything 🙂