Everything started out so well.
You had this marvelous idea; your motivation was sky high.
You were full of passion; taking action was fun and easy.
But suddenly your good fortune turned sour!
Everything seemed to go wrong, nothing went as planned and your drive and motivation started fading away.
What happened? Where has all your energy and passion gone? Everything looked so easy, fun and straightforward at the beginning. Now, nothing seems to be working out.
Don’t worry, things are not as bad as they may look like…
On your way to success, things almost never turn out exactly as planned. Sometimes, you need to be ready to adapt your plans to your current circumstances. It may even be required to slightly change your direction every now and then.
In other words, you always need to remain flexible. When one way is blocked, most probably there is a different way that leads to your destination.
However, if you close your eyes and fight, struggle and push to continue on the planned route you will waste time and energy and you may never reach your goal.
Here are five simple steps that will allow you to get back on the road to success when everything seems to be falling apart:
1. Have a crystal clear vision of your goal.
Always keep the mental image of your goal in your mind. Constantly think about your goal. Feel as if it is already part of your reality.
By all means, this should not be some sort of daily “must do” exercise. Play with it and have fun. Imagine yourself having already realized your goal – this should be exciting and it should feel tremendously good.
Every now and then, your mind may tell you: “Come on, this doesn’t work, forget about it…” Dismiss those negative thoughts and put your focus back on those thoughts and visual images that correspond with the reality you would like to experience.
What you focus on long enough and with sufficient intensity becomes your reality!
2. You still need a plan.
You need to come up with some ideas on how to proceed. Of course, your initial plan will not be perfect and many of the details will change over time.
A plan provides you with a structure and it tells you what to do in order to get from where you are to where you want to go.
If you don’t know how to get started, do some research on the internet, read some books, check out autobiographies of people who already did what you would like to achieve.
This doesn’t need to be complicated. Just a few starting points. Once you start taking action, you will get new ideas, your knowledge will grow, you will meet new people… and your plan will become more and more refined.