Why You're Doing Everything You Can And Nothing's Happening !


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Know the feeling? You're doing all the proper things - being consistent, following up with prospects, knocking 72 tasks off your to-do list a day . The pedal's to the metal, and yet you do not seem to be getting anywhere.

To add insult to injury, it seems as if everyone -- everyone! -- you ask is ablaze , signing big deals, making partner or being featured in Fast Company.
If you asked him, martial artist Lee would say: "There are not any limits. There are only plateaus, and you want to not stay there, you want to transcend them."

No Time For Plateaus
Hmph. Clearly, he doesn't catch on . you do not have time for a plateau immediately . you've got people - customers, investors, lenders, partners -- breathing down your neck and threatening you with unpleasant consequences. you would like to form something happen.
Unfortunately, all you are going to urge from Bruce is an impassive stare and a view of his back as he walks away.
So here's the answer: if you cannot change your circumstances, you would like to vary the way you think that about the circumstances. (I know, probably not the solution you wanted.)
So grab a pen and pad of paper, this three-step "Perspective Re-set" will take but 20 minutes and is bound to rekindle motivation (do it alone or as a team).

1. Make a "Things I've (We've) Done" list.
You've probably noticed that, as a species, humans are predisposed to note the negative. regardless of where we are in life, we tend to specialise in how long it's taking to urge "over there," where we would like to travel - totally discounting how far we've come.
So Step 1 is to acknowledge what you've done: the clients you are doing have, the event progress you've got made, the sales/traffic you are doing have. This helps you regain your equilibrium and reaffirm that you simply haven't been doing nothing.

2. Make a these Things You Haven't Tried yet.
Even though it's going to desire you've done absolutely everything possible, inevitably there are new angles you haven't explored, people you haven't contacted. Making an inventory of those can actually be encouraging because it helps you see that there are still things that you simply can do to impact your results.
Then, instead of trying to try to to them all: choose one that has the very best potential impact.

3. Expand your idea of what is possible.
It's easy to look at other people's success and think it had been a smooth ride.
The thanks to nip this within the bud is to cultivate possibility thinking - to travel beyond the present reality and stretch your belief of what is possible. How? hop on Google or Youtube and actively search for examples where people achieved success within the face of great odds or made a serendipitous out-of-nowhere connection.

Most recently, I marveled at the story of Jack Andraka, a 15-year-old highschool sophomore who created a a replacement diagnostic assay for carcinoma that's 28 times faster, 26,000 times less costly and over 100 times more sensitive than the present diagnostic tests. With it, he won first prize and $100,000 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, also as an opportunity to offer a TED talk and meet President Obama at the White House.
This stretches the realm of possibility on multiple levels -- with only 15 years of life experience, Jack persevered through 199 rejections from research labs, without an enormous team or billions of dollars in resources.
Immerse your mind with stories and references like this on a daily basis and that they will become the new normal.
Working through these three steps will offer you a more balanced perspective and stoke your inner fire. Rinse and repeat as necessary.