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5 Simple Steps To Get Unstuck and Out Of A Rut - Even If You Don’t Know Where To Start.
Have you ever bogged a truck or car and had to figure out a way to get it out of the mud? I bet you didn’t decide to just leave it there and walk away. What about your life? Do you find yourself stuck and unable to move forward, even though you know you really want to?
It is not uncommon. In fact, it is quite normal to reach a point and find that you can’t seem to get yourself moving in the direction you want to head. If you feel stuck you will be able to take these 5 simple steps and use them to pull yourself out of your rut. There is one caveat. You must be willing to take action.
Before you continue reading, grab a pen and paper so you can answer the questions and gain clarity because you will want to walk away with an inspired action plan on how to get unstuck. Don’t allow this to be another thing that you don’t take action on adding to your could’ve or should’ve list that you’ve been accumulating throughout your life.
Step 1. REVIEW. Take a really good, honest look at your life. How have you lived your life over the past 12 months and beyond? Do you wake up feeling inspired, happy and confident, or do you notice that you’ve lost your spark? Where do you see yourself stuck?
What is it costing you to remain this way? I don’t necessarily mean a financial cost, although it could be costing you financially, but what is it costing you on an emotional level? Are you losing out on having peace of mind? Are you sacrificing a greater level of happiness, contentment, fulfilment, success or sense of achievement? Is it costing you the opportunity to have fulfilling relationships? What could be the long-term consequences on you and those who are closest to you if you decide to stay bogged down and not move on? Write down your answers in detail.
Step 2. VISUALISE. Now create a vision or a strong picture in your mind of how you want your life to be. This is a particularly powerful exercise for your subconscious mind when you engage your feelings. Don’t hold back. Give yourself time to daydream. Step into your imagination. This is the time to dream a bigger dream for yourself and your life. Go into the specifics of how your ideal life looks. How do you go about your day? What are you doing? How do you feel? Place yourself in the picture and imagine it as if it is happening now, not somewhere off into the future. Step through your day, from the moment you wake until the moment you are ready to fall asleep. Now look back on your great day and notice how you feel. Notice the difference.
Step 3. PLAN. Comparing how your life could be if you remain stuck and how it could be if you were to make the decision to improve it, take note of what would need to change. Write it down in as much detail as you can think of. Plan what you are willing to do.
Step 4. FOCUS. Keeping in mind that we are creatures of poor habits and disempowered thinking when we drift along without focus, look at the habits that have been keeping you bogged down and in a rut and devise a focused plan of action that will move you forward in the direction that you want to head. Again, go into detail, starting with the beginning of a new day. What new habits could you form that will align with your improved version of yourself? How do you need to think differently? How will you continue to feel inspired and motivated? Get into the specifics. Remain focused and keep visualising your desired outcome.
Step 5. DECIDE. Make the decision to implement your plan and remove the bogged down option. Take consistent action! Get an accountability partner and support each other as you make changes. Support goes a long way. Hold yourself accountable. If you fall down, get up! Don’t underestimate yourself.
Tony Robbins said, “Most people don’t have the guts to make the tough decisions because they want to make the right decision, so they make no decision. And that’s a decision”.
Have the guts to make decisions that will give you the impression of increase in your life. The ripple effect of those choices can be profound and far reaching because every time you decide to improve your circumstances and increase your happiness, your quality of life, the level at which you are willing to step up and your sense of well being, you inspire others to do the same.
Even though these 5 steps are simple, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are easy. If you would like a free gift to help you along the way, visit www.thesheriff.com.au/5 and download your FREE “Live Your Legend” Audio and Action sheet by Tracey Rehe, so you can turbo charge your life today.