I’ve been leading a couple of masterminds this year and one of the things we regularly do, is to reflect on how individual members are travelling in relation to their primary goals.
This can be an exciting process.
We’ve had members creating new businesses, launching products, gaining their first clients, healing relationships and getting back into the paid workforce. And overall, experiencing more freedom in their lives and a sense that they living on purpose; closely aligned to their values and deeply engaged with their needs.
However, this process can also dredge up feelings of failure, guilt and even shame. Feelings that we are all most likely familiar with at one time or another.
- We miss some arbitrary goal or target and we suddenly don’t feel too good about ourselves.
- We face a sudden realization that what we thought we truly wanted has now shifted and we’re unsure of our next move.
- We experience a permutation of “it’s all become way too hard and I secretly want to give up”.
That’s why I wanted to share a few thoughts in relation to ‘how to deal’ when you get discouraged and want to give up.
Some insights that will help you get back on track, or give you a boost when you most need it.
When you get discouraged and want to give up
Here’s a quick summary of what we cover in the video:
- We all have a vision of creating something bigger in our lives. We go after it, but sooner or later, we get discouraged. Why is that?
- How do we know when to quit and when to keep going?
- How can we effectively pick ourselves back up when we feel discouraged?
- One of the most helpful ways to let go of the guilt.
- Being careful that you’re not getting caught up in an ‘all or nothing’ mentality.
- The importance of finding your middle path.
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Want to take this further?
Here are some questions.
Look back to the beginning of the year:
:: Where did you see yourself in 6-7 months?
:: Are you where you want to be?
:: Are you living your personal definition of success?
:: What was the One Big Thing that you wanted to achieve? As of today, do you still want this?. (Why, or why not?).
Now back to present day…
:: List all of your wins or Ahas over the past six months.
:: What in your life or business has changed significantly in the last 3-6 months?
:: How have these changes impacted your overall wellbeing?
:: What do you want to continue with?
:: What are you ready to let go of?
How did that feel for you?
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