For those who may need a nudge in the direction of their dreams …
So, today’s question: what is stuck in inertia for you?
Have you got the right things moving ahead, or are you still in stuck mode? Any movement is better than no movement.
Success in the IM world is about getting your message out there and making money from it.
Sadly, too many shoot themselves in the foot and wonder why it’s not happening for them.
In terms of getting tasks done and building new behaviours, the word du jour has become intent. I like intent. I intend a lot of things but it has never got me to where I wanted to be and I suspect that is because I think of the word as a noun rather than an adjective.
I’m in the process of putting my plans into play for 2014. Doing a little research around that, I came across a post on the Warrior Forum where a guy admitted that it took him 7, yes, seven years to get into the solid 5 figures … while holding down his day job!
Now I don’t know about you, but I was impressed. Consistency is one of the keys to winning in business and this guy had worked, learned, implemented and improved as he went without giving up. His eye was on the prize – to replace his employment income, and he was in sight of doing that.
Personally, I find my motivation surges and wanes and the overwhelm and lack of clarity can get the better of me. But it IS about staying the course and plugging away in a progressive manner.
This guy claims to have had no plan. I call furfy
Today, I’m tired. When I’m tired, everything seems so hard.
Trying to juggle my normal business, my compliance issues, my health issues, my web assets and building my online systems … it’s hard to keep all the balls in the air. And I don’t even have a family I need to look after!
It’s only the tenth day of the year and I’m already feeling overwhelmed!
The cold hard truth is that completing tasks and meeting objectives in business is just hard. As soon as I start something there’s an extra step I have to do before I can go forward; that feeling of overwhelm seems to stop me in my tracks; and then of course there’s my old friend, procrastination! Each of these serves to block the path ahead.
I remember when my nephew (he’s 44 now – eek!) was very young and starting to dress himself. He’d pull up his pants so high they were almost at his neck.
I’m employing that memory to help me. The way through this sludge is to pull my pants up high and get on with it.