Making Progress toward our goals, How To Get Off That Plateau

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Tired of feeling like a hamster on a wheel?
If we just don’t seem to make progress in reaching our goals or we’ve reached a plateau, consider these tips.
1. Take Action
Avoid being overwhelmed and paralyzed by our challenge. “Do anything to keep the momentom going forward”, says Joe Vitale, author of The Attractor Factor. “One of my favorite examples come from author Ray Bradbury. He still gets up every day and writes a short story. He wakes up with no idea what he will write. He just starts typing from inspiration.”
2. Just take the next step.
We don’t have to be able to see our destination to reach it. “It’s like driving your car at night when there’s no streetlights.” Vitale says. “Your headlights may only allow you to see the next 100 feet in front of you. And finally, you make it to your destination”.
3. If we don’t like the results, change what we’re doing.
Personal-development icon Jim Rohn suggests asking ourself, “What can I do today so the next five years are not the same as the last five?”
4. Evaluate how we are spending our time.
“Do you focus on the majors?” Rohn asks. “Spend major time on major thins, and minor time on minor things.” When you see results on the things that matter to you most, it will fuel more results.
5. Make sure our heart is in it.
Director and producer Feorge Lucas says, “You have to find something you love enough to be able to take riks, jump over the hurdles, and break through the brik walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle.”
6. Push ourself to reach our potential.
“Make a realistic assesment of your current abilitis,” suggests Cynthia Kersey, author of Unstoppable. “Now, imagine your abilities have increased by 10 percent. What could you be doing if you immediately possed 10 percent more abilities, skill and talents? You could be doing those things today if you believed you could and pushed yourself – even a little bit – outside your comfort zone”.

*taken from Success magazine, August 2009

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