Never, Never Stop When You Hit the First Wall
Have you ever gotten all revved up to make a change, charged forward, and hit a major wall? Most people stop right there. How do you survive the FIRST WALL?
Check out these steps to make an amazing life breakthrough that changes your entire life:
1. “It always gets worse before it gets better.”
Sounds simple, huh? Why does it always get worse? Because great changes you make are going to challenge your very CORE.
Like money changes. Like productivity changes. Like health changes. Big wall coming. Get ready for it.
Your present systems and strategies are not working. A new course you embark on is going to totally challenge your ways of doing things. You will feel stupid, awkward, stressed…and discouraged.
Moses hit this wall after his first big approach to Pharaoh. It got WORSE. Pharaoh took their straw. “Why did you ever send me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people and you have not delivered your people at all…” (Ex. 5:22-23).
Pick yourself up. REGROUP. Don’t GIVE up, CHECK up. Are you trying to hang on to your old habits and do your new ones also? Are you really serious about change? Is there no turning back, no looking back, failure is not an option? GOOD, let’s keep going.
2. “Leverage the power of a small victory.”
What you really need is CONFIDENCE. Your confidence has been shattered from this full stop, this FIRST WALL.
What can you do and “nail it?” You need the confidence of one small victory!
Change is about sustainability. Accomplish one small step toward your HUGE goal and start to gain momentum again.
Only add another challenge when you are consistently able to “nail” one small skill, one small result. When you are still doing this one year from now (but far greater), the results will be MASSIVE!
3. “Get some support going around you.”
Get in a group. Find someone who is trying to make the same changes you are. They can see your failure, pick you up, and keep you moving.
Use technology. Get an app to track progress and give instant feedback and awards. “Share” your progress every day with the group by means of the app. Instant momentum.
Get a mentor. Managing your motivation is not easy and a strong, encouraging voice who is paid to make you succeed may make the difference in finishing STUCK and finishing STRONG.
4. “Make it a journey not a destination.”
Don’t make the first chapter the last chapter.
A full stop, fall flat at the first big wall does not mean it’s over. Not even close! Fail forward. When you have a big enough reason “Why?” you will ALWAYS figure out the “How?”
Make your story ten to fifteen chapters, not ONE.
You are too valuable. Everyone needs your talents and skills to blossom. God needs you.
Don’t let someone with your powerful potential to change the world get stopped by … one little old wall.