Are you addicted to your struggles? Struggling and grinding seem to be the new fad. The addiction to adrenalin being the drug of choice seems to be acceptable. There is an easier way to success and fulfillment.
Take a deep breath. In this very moment, right now, I bet pretty much all is well. Remember, it's never not now.
However, when you drift from this present moment and go in to your past and review what you didn't get done or wished you had done differently, the regrets can creep in. When you anticipate the future not working out or going sideways, fear, angst, and doubt (fad) can creep in.
It doesn't have to be that way. I am all for taking massive action and doing good work to achieve your dreams. What I find for many people is they are caught in the busy trap on Groundhog Day. The sad thing is they are NOT doing work to master their ability or skills to make a difference in their life or the lives of others. They are doing work to avoid getting rejected, fired, or found out.
Here's how you can kick the addiction and wake up from Groundhog Day:
- Create a clear and compelling vision of your professional and personal future. (One where you have time and energy to do what you want to be doing in the way you want to do it; without sacrificing your values.) Having such a vision will create a vacuum that will pull you towards its realization. You will have enhanced awareness and different impulses that will steer you in the right direction.
- Get in touch with your purposeful mission. I refer to this as your "Pur-mission slip" to succeed. When you know why you are on this big blue marble it's easy to get out of your own way so you can bring forth your brilliance and better serve your family, clients, company, and community. The Pur-mission slip turns the volume way down on the inner critic voice that holds you back.
- Have inspiring milestones along the way that keep you excited and engaged. Most people have deadlines that expire their energy and keep them stuck on the treadmill of mediocrity.
- Build in morning routines and evening routines that provide and reinforce a sense of being on purpose.
- Look at time differently. Time exists so you don't have to do everything all at once. Be and do your best, moment to moment to moment. Be clear during each segment of your day what you need to be, do, and have to win that segment.
If you find you can't give up your addiction for now, try giving yourself just a little space from it throughout your day. Take moments to breathe deeply, move your body, hydrate, meditate, and be in gratitude. These are great resets to contribute to your wellbeing versus the contamination from the latest fad.
Related: The Law of Attraction & Action