Getting into a slump
We all are highly motivated with loads of energy and are constantly moving towards our goals, right?
Yeah, definitely not…
Every so often we get into what’s called a “slump” or a “rut” in our life, business, or relationships.
This is a feeling of stagnation where your motivation is gone, you don’t really want to work on your business or projects…
You’d rather just sit at home and binge-watch Netflix.
We all fall into these “slumps” in life…
…but what’s important is figuring out a way to get out of them!
The first step to get out of ‘rut’ in life
Understand that we are responsible for the feelings we endure.
We must discipline our mind in creating motivation & desire.
Take control over your thoughts, and you’ll take control of your feelings & actions.
When you’re able to take responsibility for your feelings instead of putting the blame on some external circumstance, you take back power over your life. Then you can move on to step 2:
Become hyper-aware of your patterns
Take notice of your patterns of thinking, motivation, and emotions.
You’ll begin to notice when you are in a ‘slump’ & can now get yourself out!
Not only will you be able to notice when you’re in one…
You’ll notice what put you into one in the first place!
For me – I can look back over the past 90 days and ask myself, “how much personal development have I been doing? How much have I been growing as a man? How much have I been growing as a leader?”
In every case when I’ve gone through a slump, it’s because I’ve slacked off on my personal development.
No matter the hundreds of books I’ve read…
The seminars I’ve gone to…
Or the number of countless hours I’ve dedicated to improving myself…
I will never stop.
It’s crazy, as developed as we can be that people would stop doing the things that got them to where they are.
What causes this slump?
It’s a lack of personal development.
A lack of building your character consciously.
If you’re not building your character consciously…
If you’re not programming your mind…
We must take control of our character, of our mind, and of our belief system.
Your beliefs lead to your thoughts which leads to your feelings which leads to the amount of action that you take which leads to your success.
If you’re in a slump in life or business
Program yourself every day…
Command yourself to be the better man/woman and better leader you ultimately want to be.
Start brainwashing yourself to become the kind of person that you need to become to have the results that you need to have.
Get back to your personal development AT LEAST 15 minutes/day.
Focus on building your character so that you can create what you want and stay out of the slump.
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