We all get stuck in ruts – you do, I do, and if someone ever tells you otherwise then narrow your eyes incredulously because they’re fibbing somewhere. Life’s messy-wonderful, confusing and progressive…and if you blink too effin long it’s gone. It really is. Alas, here are a few ways I (personally) have found I’ve been able to take flight on my life.
Don’t bother procastinating.
Procrastination never gets you anywhere, and we all continually fall victim to it (how do you even avoid it)? Leave the stalling behind and just do it before you get the opportunity to get distracted. Write down all the non-negotiable things that you have to get done in a day, week, and month…and you’ll find the accountability will get you somewhere.
Catch distractions, quickly.
How short is your attention span these days? Mine is probably a good 10 minutes and I’m wondering what to eat, watch, or who I’m meeting that day. In a time of limitless distractions and lack of focus, keep your eyes on the prize by mentally catching yourself and pulling yourself back to the task at hand. Distractions are fun, but they don’t build.
Be kind to yourself.
Comparison kills, and being hard on ourselves doesn’t help. When you see others doing something you want to be doing, don’t succumb to FOMO. Instead, trust that your life path and where you’re at, is where you need to be. Stop the poisonous self harming thoughts and move the-f-on. Beating yourself up only hurts yourself.
Take action before you can stop yourself.
I had a conversation a few years ago with someone, where I couldn’t help but state that sometimes the idea of success scared me. Counter-intuitive, right? I think sometimes when we hit success we don’t know what to do with ourselves. We think it’s fleeting, or that it’s not good enough, or that maybe it isn’t what we wanted. But these are all thoughts…not action. We form resistance within ourselves, and before you know it, years may have passed and nothing happened. Do something before it’s too late – there isn’t that much time on planet earth.
Oddly, I didn’t get The Flight Pack live and out to everyone very quickly. I found there were times where I wasn’t sure what the next step was, or I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested…so it just stalled hard. Pick yourself up, re-evaluate constantly, and be kind to yourself. There’s so much out there for you.