Have you ever been working towards a goal and felt like you were just spinning your wheels? Like nothing you’ve been doing seems to be working? Let me tell you, that is normal, and it happens but don’t let it defeat your drive to complete your goals.
Here are a few things you can do when you start to feel like nothing you’re doing seems to be working!
The first thing you want to do is, look at what you are trying to accomplish and see if you are taking the appropriate steps to get there. Of course, this is easier said than done. But it’s paramount for you to be transparent with yourself, and ask yourself, what am I not doing that I should be doing? What can I be better at? It’s important to have an open dialogue with yourself, without the emotions of how you “feel” things “should” be. When you’re honest with yourself, you will be able to see the bigger picture in a clear way, which will allow you to be able to develop a result producing system to achieve your goals.
What to do when you figure out what’s NOT working
Within self-reflection, you will be able to find out what has been working for you and what has NOT. Now you will have a place to start the “real” work. This is the time for you to re-work your plan and strategy. Re-organizing your priorities will help you see what is truly important and will help you know where to put your focus. But remember to slow down and not exhaust yourself with everything that is NOT working. 9/10 there are some things that you are doing right.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You don’t know everything and that is ok! Having someone you trust look over your current plan of action is a great way to get feedback and help with the direction of your process.
Finally, even when nothing seems to be working, keep going!
Remember: The ones who win are the ones who are still there after everyone quits.