Overcoming Sticking Points
These last few days I have hit a sticking point, across the board. On pretty much everything I am meant to be doing.
I had this really bad cold for like 10 days now. And it is only just showing signs of leaving me FINALLY. I was functioning fine really (no such thing as man flu in my book) and the only trouble I was having was with getting my workouts and exercise done.
I couldn’t breathe really so it didn’t make sense to try to force it.
That was one sticking point. I am on the way past my illness now though and got back into working out today.
However I didn’t on any one single day last week follow my nutrition cleanly or properly. I ate a lot of poor quality things and I am sure if I bothered to measure myself today like I should have done instead of chickening out, it would have showed.
So yes, I skipped out on measuring my results. Because I was a wuss. I will be back on track with nutrition as of today though so will start measuring again from next week.
Other one was in business and across the board. I got nothing done on any of my business side of things. And this one I dont have an excuse for. I just didn’t do it, I just didn’t take any action towards forwarding myself in business.
It was stupid, idiotic and I regret it.
So how do you overcome your sticking points? I am still struggling with mine, but I think I’m near a breakthrough and these are the steps I followed:
- Ask yourself WHY. Why are you doing he things you’re doing. You need some motivation, which usually comes from WHY you’re doing something. I reminded myself of some short term goals, which i am aiming for. And the monetary requirements for them are pretty huge. So I need to get things rolling!
- Set GOALS. I have set some very clear and specific monetary and qualitative goals based on the time I have free, and bearing in mind the things which are in my control. Small everyday goals which piece together your bigger goals.
- Public accountability. It can often help to publicly declare what you’re doing. The internet lets you do that. So write up your goals, put them on your Facebook profile, tweet it, email your friends and family and write a blog post. The more, the better.
- Fire first, aim later. If you wait for things to be perfect, you’ll never get anywhere in any time. You have to take action, and then tweak as you go along. It’s kind of like “Ready, Fire, Aim” instead of “Ready, Aim, Fire!”
- Take small steps everyday. I can’t for the life of me remember who it was, but someone told me that if you change yourself 1% everyday for a year, you won’t have changed yourself 365%, you’ll have changed yourself more like 365,000%! Those small steps will all add up. So small, consistent action everyday is what you really need.
So THAT, in a nutshell is how you overcome sticking points and aim for your goals!