Last week’s Thought for the Week was about “Did Your Egg Come First?” and how eggs are symbolic of new beginnings and where you are on your own “Egg Journey”.
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So, if eggs represent new life and rebirth, what represents continuity?
You will be familiar with the above symbol of continuity and infinity, but what symbolises continuity for YOU?
Once you are clear on where you’re going, what keeps you anchored on your path to make sure you get there?
- For some of us, it is about having a really good system to organise ourselves daily.
- Or sheer determination?
- For others, they may do this and at the same time they need accountability to keep them focussed on their path.
Whatever keeps you on your journey towards your goal, you will have learned works for you through trial and error.
But what if you struggle to stay on track?
Perhaps at work you have numerous distractions and struggle to stick to your daily plan?
Perhaps you’ve been trying to kick-start a business and it just hasn’t worked yet.
Perhaps you’ve just started a business but you’re already frustrated.
Or maybe you’ve wanted to hit that next level for years and haven’t been able to get there.
Personally, I plan each day on my calendar and build in a contingency for the unexpected. Also, I find that because I am so connected to my goal and where I want to get to, this just energises and motivates me to get there.
Regardless of your situation, getting motivated and on-track is all about taking the pressure off yourself and managing your energy.
And if you find your mind wandering, allowing yourself to get distracted and wondering if you’ll ever really make your mark, how about trying these tips:
- Know that this is a temporary state. Don’t beat yourself up, all you need to know is that nothing is permanent and everything is ever-changing, even if it seems that they don’t. The universe is constantly moving, evolving, and changing, and so are you. So, know that there IS a light at the end of the tunnel, and every day, your goal is getting closer.
- Remind yourself why you’re doing this. When you’ve been trying to make something happen for a while, you can start to lose sight of the end goal. And, instead of focusing on the reason you started this journey in the first place, you begin to focus on smaller, more immediate outcomes. E.g., you started the work you’re doing so you could eventually free up enough time to spend with your family. But you’ve been working for a long time and haven’t seen the results you’d expected or hoped for and your goal may have shifted from “be with my family” to “make my business work.” This has exactly the opposite effect than you originally intended. By shifting your priorities, now you’re probably spending less time with your family.
- Believe in yourself – One of the best ways to stay strong in your belief in yourself is to keep track of your successes, even the small ones. When you’re feeling down on yourself, go back to the list of successes and review them. Remind yourself that you are capable and you can make this work.
- Don’t hold back if you want to ask for help! Before things go too far, before you get lost and become totally demotivated, ask for help! This is always positive and never a sign of failure because it shows that you are making a choice and taking action.
Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.
As always, I will leave you with that thought!
I would like to invite you to book a Complimentary Consultation where you can explore where you are with continuity.
With best wishes.
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