Thursday, August 08, 2019

When to Stay the Course

Some of us abandon ship at the first sign of discomfort.

Others of us plug away well after it becomes obvious that our expected return on investment is not forthcoming.

This is for those of you who tend to jump ship as soon as the going gets hard.

Dreaming about the thing is, frankly, more fun than actually doing the thing.

When you attempt to manifest, there is a good chance that you will encounter dis-illusionment.

That sinking feeling that the thing you are trying to create isn’t quite what you wanted.

The idea that was better in your head than in reality.

This is when it is incredibly important that you are clear on what you are trying to achieve.

Remember: the change journey tests your “Why.”

If Why you are doing something isn’t strong enough – you will jump off the path at the first opportunity.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • What is it about this new idea or opportunity that is so attractive?
  • Where, in my current effort, am I uncomfortable?
  • Am I clear on WHY I am doing what I am doing? What am I trying to accomplish?
  • Will this new idea or opportunity get me there? If so, is it an improvement on your current path?
  • Are your expectations of both this experience AND the new experience realistic?

It’s an art deciding whether to pivot or stay the course.

It requires mindfulness and lots of questioning.

It requires clarity on what you are trying to accomplish.

It requires being real about what you expect to experience in the process.

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