Recently a lady told me she felt stuck. That’s a pretty common feeling, so let’s talk about how to get unstuck.
If you have a dream that you are struggling to execute, start by increasing your awareness.
You see, right now the dream is weak because it’s only in your conscious mind. It’s like a little sapling that has just been planted in the ground. Somebody can come along with two fingers and pull it right out of the ground. But if it were a strong tree with deep roots, they’d need a bulldozer.
So you have to give your dream deeper roots by also planting it in your subconscious mind, which is equivalent to planting it in your heart.
But before you do that, you must be aware of two things…
First, you already have something planted in your heart: your paradigm. You were born with it, and it is like a weed that has grown over the course of your life. And this weed will overpower your dream IF YOU LET IT.
And secondly, you’ve got to make sure that your dream is something you really want! If it’s just something you think you can do, but you’re not really excited about it, you’re going to have a hard time focusing on it.
Think about it. You don’t have a hard time focusing on something you really want. Do you remember the first time you fell in love? My God! Every place you looked that person would be in your mind. You would look at your potatoes and there they were!
‘In love’ means ‘in harmony with.’ That’s the way you’ve got to be with your dream. You’ve got to fall in love with it!
Now, to give your dream deeper roots, you have to make up your mind that there’s no way you’re going to let your paradigm overpower it. You’ve got to say, “This is NOT going to happen! Not this time. I’m going to keep building my dream and I’m going to overpower the paradigm. I’m going to change the paradigm into the dream.”
Then, you do some work every day. You visualize, write your dream on your goal card and read it with feeling several times a day, and see yourself as already having the goal.
When your discipline starts to dissipate, say, “No way! I am not going to permit that to happen. This is not going to remain a wish. I am not going to permit this dream to die anymore.”
When you make up your mind that you’re not going to let circumstances derail you, the whole world shifts…
The work stops feeling like work because you’re doing what you love. And you move into a state of mastery. You learn how to master your emotions and take control of yourself. You learn how to build a concept, plan and respond to all the nonsense that’s going on. In other words, you learn how to think and how to execute your plan.
After you’ve done it once, you’ll know that you can do it over and over again. You’ll know that when you hold the right vision, you’re on a winning path where there is no stuck.
So if you’re feeling stuck, it’s YOU that is stuck. It’s not the conditions or circumstances. It’s not other people. It’s not the system. It’s not your bank account. You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution.
Listen, this is your life and you’re the only one who can change it. So make a stand for yourself and your dream right here, right now.
To your success,
Chairman & Co-Founder
Proctor Gallagher Institute