So, you’ve decided on your next level of greatness. Awesome, and congratulations! Without a decision, there is no process to unfold! The decision will take you beyond the backward and forward that often resembles inconsistency. Indecision and inconsistency are exhausting and confusing for onlookers. During this time, your inner circle, core advocates, family, and friends won’t be clear on your intentions or how to support you. The decision is imperative as quickly as possible. It’s hard to explain or contain the surge of energy and motivation that we feel once beyond decision. We want to do it all, all at once.
Along this growth journey, you may experience a few detours/challenges. Let’s talk about it!
- Mindset Evolution: This is the trickiest detour of them all! And this is where it all begins! You see, if you are still thinking like the person, who lived the life you have lived up to this point in your life, this thinking will get you exactly where you are. You must begin to think like the person you are becoming, on your way to becoming. This is a conscious effort. This begins with an admission that your now thinking won’t get you to where you are hoping to go. The shift in mindset requires you to abandon any commitment or comfort that you may have connected to this programming. The way you’ve always done it, the way you have always seen it done and the way your family and friends did it are all irrelevant to your mindset evolution. You must become independent and absolute about your thinking and being. Permission to reprogram!
- Circle Shifting:
Jim Rohn said that “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”. There’s never been a more true statement! Once you have decided and begun your mindset evolution, your circle will either add to or subtract away from your progress. It is almost impossible to become great in an environment of mediocrity. One of your greatest stumbling blocks will be those who are close to you, personally or professionally, that have zero desire to go where you are going. Their programming does not support your growth. In addition, and occasionally, they will intentionally or unintentionally sabotage your progress in an effort to keep you close or simply not feel the difference between you and them! What are you to do about this quagmire? We must assume these people matter, we care for them! How do you unpack relationships that now reflect as expired? I am not suggesting that you must immediately end every association that is not driven by your desired destination. I suggest you give yourself permission to reprioritize people and maybe put a few relationships on pause while you deepen your commitment to growth. When deeply rooted in your growth journey, you are not easily distracted or swayed from your focus.
At the end of the day, you are changing, and you must give yourself permission to evolve beyond your current mindset and comfort level and say “no” to the things that don’t ultimately lead to your desired result. Here’s to your growth and filling the gap!