If your reality is starting to appear a little stagnant, or you feel like you’re “spinning your wheels” and not getting any closer to your goals, it might be time to take a step back for a different view of things.
A healthy perspective reminds us of what we’re working toward and how we need to get there – with competence and confidence.
Would a different viewpoint help you move forward with your goals? See if any of the following apply:
- You haven’t even started working toward your goal.
- You’ve initiated the work, but the process was stalled somewhere along the way.
- You’ve developed skills working toward your goal, but you’ve yet to produce anything.
- You’ve produced something, but nothing to your satisfaction.
- You’re buzzing like a bee yet a distant view shows that you’re really just running in circles.
If any of the above apply when it comes to the progress you’re trying to make in any of your endeavors, you might wish to seek advice from a mentor or life coach. In the meantime, try the following:
- Put your ego on the back burner.
- Take a step back and look at the larger picture.
- Break your big goals up into smaller goals.
- Trust your instincts.
- Take everything in stride.
- Put the lessons you’ve learned, and the knowledge you’ve gained to work.
- Visualize your end goal as a reality, and move towards it confidently. The more you envision it as real, the quicker it will become so.
“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” -Steve Jobs
“Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.” -Paul Meyer