Have you ever hit a plateau and needed guidance for reviving your momentum? Whether in your business or in your life, maybe you have struggled to know how to move forward.
Just recently I felt like I hit a wall when it came to working on my business! I would go to my office and I would sit and stare at my computer screen. The usual joy in what I do and the creativity that typically flows easily, would not come for me. I was still feeling energized when coaching my clients, but it was in the content creation, promoting my offers and doing the back end work of running my business where I was struggling.
If you are an entrepreneur, you know that it is hard to shut off the flow of creativity. There is often a barrage of ideas flowing through your head. And yet, as I sat there at my desk, not having an abundance of ideas coming to me it felt defeating.
I found myself begin to get frustrated and then I realized that this is an opportunity for me to uncover what is going on underneath that feeling. Here are three things I uncovered that helped me regain my momentum:
If you are ambitious and you tend to be results focused, this can feel challenging! But in the Neuro coaching world, we call it slowing down to speed up! If I am continually hitting a place of not feeling joy in what I am doing, and I am not operating at my best, this is simply an invitation for me to simply pause.
Let’s dive deeper into the transformative power of this simple act.
This is absolute gold!! Sometimes we can get so focused on our next steps that we forget to celebrate our progress. When we celebrate out progress, we get to see how far we have actually come, and it allows our brains to make a shift in how we look at things. Instead of feeling behind, we can feel excitement and gratefulness for how far we have come, and most of all how much we have grown as a person!
Here’s why it’s crucial to stop, look back, and truly celebrate your progress:
Life isn’t just about reaching destinations; it’s about valuing the journey. Each step you’ve taken has a story, a lesson. Regularly taking stock of how far you’ve come ensures that you don’t lose sight of your achievements amidst the hustle of achieving more.
Celebrate yourself, your growth, and every little victory along the way! After all, it’s these moments that make the journey truly worthwhile.
It is easy to think that our growth is a straight line always moving upwards, when in reality it is not! Sometimes we hit bumps and we stall or we land at a plateau, and stay there for awhile. But that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost!
It is simply an invitation to look closer at what we are doing to get to our end result. If what we are doing is not producing the desired results then perhaps this is an invitation to try something different.
As motivated and driven individuals, we’re often taught to be steadfast in our vision and to persevere. While determination is undoubtedly a virtue, there’s also immense value in regularly evaluating our course and making necessary adjustments. Here’s why this practice is invaluable:
And we get to ask ourselves, do I trust that God is working all things together for my good? Even when I don’t see it, do I trust Him enough to know that he is working behind the scenes on my behalf?
As followers of Jesus, we do our best and trust that God takes our obedience and multiplies the work that we do in ways we could never have imagined!
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