It can be very intimidating when you start something new but worry that your shortcoming may interfere.
The goal seemed overwhelming at the start, but you threw yourself into the project anyway. It might have even gone well for a while. But now things have skidded to a halt, and you’re not entirely sure what happened. You’re in over your head, and you’re not sure what to do. Now you have a choice. Quit here and never know the sweet victory that is so tantalizingly out of reach or bust through your limitations to live your biggest life.
We’ve all had these moments. The key lies in knowing what to do next. Thankfully, these four tips should get you back on the road to success.
Read on to find out how.
1. Stop and listen to yourself. What’s going on in your head right now? Frequenting stalling out happens because you’ve either decided that the task is impossible, or you’ve talked yourself out of thinking you can do it. It's at this point that you need to shut down that negative self-talk and focus on the positive. Yes, the goal is possible. Yes, you are perfectly capable. If you need proof, find examples of times you have succeeded. Look to other people who have been where you are and who have made it through. Let these things guide you instead of a lot of self-induced negativity.
2. Break out of the comfort zone. A lot of times we stall out because we’re not comfortable with going forward. These kinds of limitations arise because we fear the unknown. By being bold and trying something new, you’re bound to surprise yourself in some good ways.
3. Address your weaknesses. It’s hard to admit when you don’t have all the answers. But when a lack of knowledge is limiting you, the solution is fairly easy. In today's online world you have the option of searching for answers on the Internet. Also, if you need something more in-depth to move you forward, there is a wealth of online courses available. Accept this limitation as being temporary, and then set about correcting it using whatever means necessary.
4. Make use of your support system. Many limitations are the result of just being burned out. Here’s where it’s good to have mentors and friends to help pull you up when you’re feeling down. Reach out to someone you trust and talk the problem through with them. Who knows, maybe they can even help you to brainstorm a solution.
Busting through your limitations is just a matter of paying attention to where and when they happen. Your biggest life is so close to you. Aren’t you ready to reach out and grab it?