I’ll begin this post with a warning. What I am about to tell you, you are very likely to discard or ignore. Stick with me though, because there is a promise at the end that I believe is worth investing a few minutes of your time. Please know why I can say that you are likely to ignore my words because I encounter so many people in the same situation.
If you feel stuck, frustrated, unable to get off the hamster wheel of life, and unfulfilled, you are not alone. In fact, I could make a case based on my experience talking to people every day that you are in the majority. Whether the situation you find yourself in is related to work, family, physical, or any other area of your life, I understand your feelings of disappointment or despair. And I offer you a simple solution that you can begin today.
Before I get to the simple, but not easy, solutions I have to offer you today, think about the one situation in your life that is causing you the most dissatisfaction. I am going to assume that this is the case because you have tried many times in many ways to overcome this issue.
Perhaps you have bought products, books, or online courses. Maybe you’ve paid for a membership to a health club or a mastermind group? Perhaps you’ve even gone as far as trying to set a goal or objective around solving the problem? My question for you at this point is, in the words of Doctor Phil, how’s that working for you?” If that rubs you the wrong way, my apologies, but through my involvement with other people, I often find that they have tried countless times to solve their problem but remain frustrated that the problem still exists.
So many of us then, myself included, find ourselves stuck, and rather than dealing with the negative consequences or failings of our efforts to overcome it, we choose to ignore the problem altogether. While this may bring us temporary relief from these impediments, they always seem to crawl back into our subconscious minds and keep us from truly feeling like we are living at our peak performance.
Hopefully, I’ve helped you to identify the problem at this point, so let’s get right to the solution. Clearly, we have determined by now that starting to work on the problem is not the solution. Yes, you have to start something because ignoring solves nothing. Starting is easy, though. Finishing is the key to unlocking opportunities and beginning to live your best life.
Let me encourage you that finishing something – anything – will springboard you to future, bigger successes. It is the Multiplication Effect I wrote about in my best-selling book, Mustard Seed Faith. As you accomplish small tasks, your confidence grows, your dreams and desires get bigger, and you can eventually reach heights that heretofore seemed impossible.
My friend, the answer is consistency. Consistency creates motivation. The more you do something, no matter how hard that something is, the more comfortable you get with doing it. Then applying the Multiplication Effect, you can look back over a period of time and see just how far you have come. Commit to finishing. No matter how small. In fact, I would encourage you to start with small steps that you can accomplish each day. Gain success daily, gain confidence daily. Then stack days on top of days and weeks on top of weeks.
As the old saying goes, there are no shortcuts. But there s a formula that can work for everyone and anyone, and yes, my friend, that includes you. Set that frustration aside once and for all. Get started today. And commit to finishing every day.
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