Great things never came from comfort zones…
Sometimes you don’t even realize you’re in a rut until you feel a sudden urge to change – maybe you’re bored, fed up with life’s routine, or feeling less than yourself. For the average person, one becomes less ambitious and less competitive with age. The good thing is, this discontentment means you’re not that average person… You’re ready. But what now and how? We have exactly what you need to break out of a rut before the end of this month.
– Say ‘yes’ to new opportunities.
“Insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
We’re not telling you to say ‘yes’ to spending an extra 10 hours a week at work, or ‘yes’ to adding to piling onto your already burdening work load. Instead, say ‘yes’ to an opportunity that makes you a little uncomfortable…to an activity you’ve never tried before – ‘yes’ to these things create momentum. You can’t expect change in your life by doing the same thing day in and day out.
– Fail at something.
“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” – C.S. Lewis
Overcoming failure requires a bit of mind conditioning. Don’t let uncertainty or fear of failing deter you from taking action as it’s probably one reason you fell into this rut in the first place. Fail at something every day and you’ll becomes less afraid of it.
– Don’t think, feel.
“Don’t think. It complicates things. Just feel, and if it feels like home, then follow its path.” – R.M. Drake
Your intuition is powerful and whether or not you believe it, everyone has an internal wisdom so robust it sends cues through your body. Stop listening to everyone around you and start listening to yourself… Think about the many times you wished you trusted your gut and the consequences of not doing so.
– Make choices for your future now.
“When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making.” – Charles Duhigg
The choices you make today build the very foundation for your future so if you’re not taking any steps to plan and act on the potential immensity of it, you’ll never get there. The rut you’re feeling stuck in was probably the outcome of your decisions months and years ago.
– Talk to someone you admire or find successful.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
We’re huge fans of mentors and professional networking because sometimes, one person is all you need to get the ball rolling…someone to inspire you and point you in the right direction…
– Stop waiting.
A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be. – Steven Brust
There’s no such thing as the perfect moment. Forget your idea of saving up enough money or having enough time – it doesn’t exist. Make a decision, take action now, and figure out the rest along the way.
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