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Feeling Stuck? How to Gain Momentum
In a world that sometimes feels overwhelmingly focused on the negative, it is easy to find comfort on the "woe is me" team. We can deflect responsibility by blaming others for not getting us what we need. We can create excuses for why something is impossible.

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Feeling stuck

This feeling of being stuck where we are with what we have doesn’t exactly make us want to jump out of bed in the morning.

It consumes our mind which slows our actions and paralyzes us from ...

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Jim Rohn

“If you want to have more, you have to become more. For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better. For things to improve, you have to improve. If you...

Jim Rohn

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Stop Blaming Others

Take control of your own actions. 

By demonstrating your relentless commitment to identifying and advancing solutions, you gain valuable skills and experience which aid you in att...

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Refocus Your Attention

Start every day prioritizing what you need to accomplish and go to work immediately on cranking through your priorities. 

Tune out the noise of distractions. The more you focus, the m...

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Take the First Step

When our goals feel so big and overwhelming, it’s easy to delay tackling them. 

Break down the big goals into individual steps with key milestones along the way. When we get out o...

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Reflect Everyday

When we intentionally take time to reflect, we immediately chart a course for tomorrow where we continue what is successful and course-correct where necessary. 

Reflective thinking is...

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The Dip

Across language learning, company building, and any kind of creative project, there is a dip. The Dip is the long stretch between beginner’s luck and real accomplishment.
Extraordinary benefits accrue to the tiny minority of people who are able to push just a tiny bit longer than most.

The Start before the Dip

In any goal that has to be accomplished, there is a Start. It usually gets overlooked, as it's always there. 
The Start is a much bigger problem since you can’t reach The Dip if you don’t get through The Start, and many more people fantasize about doing something than actually do it and give up.

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Excuses

People use excuses to rationalize their actions regarding their circumstances, their actions toward other people, and regarding certain events. It is also one of the primary reasons why people are ...

Stop comparing

When you are comparing yourself to others, you are probably only seeing part of the whole picture.

If you are making an excuse not to try something new, because you are comparing yourself to others who are experts in the field, remember that they were also inexperienced at some stage.

Stop fearing the unknown

The unknown can be scary, but it may not be a negative thing. Many good things can come from taking a step into the unknown.

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Defining excuses

Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances. 

They are invented reasons we create to defend our behavior, to postpone taking action or simpl...

The Fear Trap

We make excuses for the following key reasons:

  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of Embarrassment
  • Fear of Success
  • Fear of Change
  • Fear of Uncertainty
  • Fear of Responsibility
  • Fear of Making Mistakes
  • Perceived lack of confidence or resources
To successfully eliminate excuses we must first consider removing all traces of fear. Fear paralyzes us and prevents forward movement in all areas of our lives.

'There’s just not enough time'

This excuse means a lack of desire, focus, discipline, and direction.
It suggests the wrong priorities or time management problems. It could also indicate laziness or procrastination.

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