We all make the commitment we’re going to do pursue passion. We talk to ourselves and others about our hopes, dreams, and ultimate goals. We say this is the year we’re going to make a change and say good-bye to the spinning of past wheels.
One month into something the new the going is still good. Another month or two into this, things just kind of fall apart. We say we’re going to get back on track, and we may for a day or two, but now life has gotten in the way of our goals. Work has gotten demanding, commitments have risen, and stress is high.
Boom! It’s all over. Another hiatus on becoming the person you always wanted to be from the inside and out. Once again, it all goes up in flames. It’s not that you lack discipline, you have it, and you had motivation but for one reason or another were unable to see it through.
So, what do you do?
Many, for some odd reason or another accept their sealed fate and continue to spin their wheels at the dead-end, unimportant, or unexciting job they’ve become accustomed to.
The negative energy is unfortunately alive and well, and what could’ve been invades the mind for months on end.
So, how do you avoid such pitfalls? You must be prepared.
The first thing you need to do is set a sacred time for you and only you. No one else may invade such a time. If you watch television between seven and ten at night before going to bed, make it your time to get to work at pursuing what you’ve always wanted: the dream career that will hopefully lead to the life you’ve always wanted.
Time is always an excuse, as we have one hundred and sixty-eight hours in a week. It’s time to take advantage of your week. We always have time, it’s all about using the time wisely.
What’s Your Motivator?
What motivated you to begin? You need to keep the first object that had motivated you to start this journey with you at all times. Put it on your phone background, write it down and post relevant pictures and statements about your key motivator. If you don’t forget the key motivator, you’re going to go a long way.
Chase or Catch the Dream?
Do you really need to sleep ten hours a night or are you just waking up and unwilling to get up? If you’re one of those people who awaken early but like to set the alarm clock to nine snooze cycles, shame on you! You have all this morning time and don’t even realize it. Get out of bed!
I know, the whole office is going to Friday Night Happy Hour. The whole office is also going to be miserable as hell for weeks, months, and years on end. Going out may cause for a temporary outlet, but it’s just that: temporary. Instead, get home and get cracking on your personal plan to get out of your current situation and pursue a lifetime of happiness.
Lost in Thought
Many times, our thoughts control us, and not the other way around. The same person can’t change the current person. In other words, your current mindset isn’t going to create a positive mindset where all you do is win. The 1-34 since December 2015 Browns aren’t going to morph back into the 1964 Browns unless they change their mindset. If you have a negative, I can’t, or this is going to blow up in my face attitude, you aren’t going to win.
All the above elements are common pitfalls, and many of us don’t even realize we do them. We’re always lost in thought, or wasting time doing something irrelevant to long-term happiness. As a society, we’re conditioned to find short-term happiness, and it’s hurting us. Learn the common pitfalls nobody talks about, and soon you’ll be on your way to recognizing, avoiding, and neutralizing them