Taking Yourself Forward

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‘Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

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Everyone gets into a rut from time to time – even those really successful people who might initially look like they have it all. When those feelings strike and you find yourself flat, unmotivated, and despondent about what you are trying to achieve, it can be really tough to move forward.

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It is tempting to blame others and become the least productive form of yourself, focusing in on anger, frustration and anxiety. However, there are ways to tap into your hope and overcome the reasons that make you feel most stuck.

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Change your attitude by changing your state. This is a popular personal development technique for a good reason, and it can take all sorts of different forms. For example, if you have been indoors a lot, go out of your house and spend a largr part of the day outside.

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If you are feeling despondent, get your body moving by dancing or exercising. If you are hearing the critical voices of others (or yourself), drown it out put on your most optimistic music and sing along. Also spend time with people who make you feel good and who know your true self – sometimes, just talking to them will be enough to shake you out of your rut.

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If you are stuck because you have a particular task you do not want to tackle and you are paralyzed by the thought, find something small that you can do in order to have a ‘success’.

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Small steps take you on long journeys. Break your biggest, unpleasant task down into lots of little sub-tasks and do at least one of them today. This action can help you feel like you are moving forward, and can make dreaded or intimidating tasks seem manageable. And if one of the broken down tasks looks too big, break that down as well!

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Being stuck in a rut usually involves inaction, so one of the best things you can do for yourself is to come up a plan and then stick to it religiously. Even if you do not currently have a job (or you are self-employed), work out your ‘hours of operation’ and commit to working your way through your task lists during these times. Even just beginning with an hour a week three nights a week is a great start! You can then gradually increase the amount of time you devote to working on your goals.

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It is important to remember that everyone gets stuck in a rut from time to time, and that it is not always easy to shake it off. If you focus to your vision of the life you want to have, and commit to yourself to succeed, you will find yourself moving forward in life with happiness and excitement.

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Action is the key…..What action can yo do to take yourself forward today?

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“You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
Roy T. Bennett


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