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Feeling Stuck? How to Gain Momentum

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 more you will achieve. The feeling of accomplishment will propel you forward. 

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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 achieving our goals.

Jim Rohn

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 grow, everything grows for you.”

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 attracting success.

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 more you will achieve. The feeling of accomplishment will propel you forward. 

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 of our own way and take action, we gain momentum and the path forward becomes more clear. 

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 our daily coaching session which can fast track us towards where we want to go and what we want to accomplish.

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Defining excuses

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

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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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Excuse-making

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The self-serving bias

It encourages you to claim your successes and to deflect your failures.

When something good happens, you take the credit, but when something bad happens, you blame it on something out of your control.

Common types of excuses

  • Lies: This is one of the worst types of excuses—a straight-up lie.
  • Self-handicapping excuses: Such as “I don’t have the skills to do that”, or “That’s not my job.”
  • Blame-shifting excuses: Instead of putting the blame on your lack of abilities, you accuse external factors for your missteps or lack of performance.

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