How We Can Accomplish More by Taking a Break – This is My Sorta Taking a Break Post (Quick Read)

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How we can accomplish more by taking a break….

G.J.Seth

22 March 2016
We all want to accomplish more, but it is easier for us to make excuses as to why we can not do something figuring out a way to get it done. Some of us want to change careers, make more money, work for ourselves, or just simply experience something new, and challenging. We have plenty of wants and even more excuses why it will never happen, but we lack ways that will help us get sh*t done.
Some of us do not even step out of the batters box before we convince ourselves that whatever it is we seek is impossible. Our ideas come and go as quickly as the days of our lives pass us by. The rest of us acknowledge our ideas, but never find a way to manifest them into something more. Below I will share the simple method that will help anyone accomplish any goal that they want bad enough.
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FIRST THINGS FIRST

Have you ever had an idea and shortly afterwards you can not remember what it was? This happens to all of us far too often, and it could be costing us our dreams. We live in a world of digital technology, so there really isn’t any good excuse as to why we should forget anything.

What should we do?

Get it out of our head!

One way or another our idea should never remain locked in our minds risking becoming lost along with the other 70,000 thoughts we have each day (My rookie blog).
We need to immediately write down any thought that excites us. If we are thinking of changing careers and think schooling may help, we need to write it down. If we want to finally write that book we have been thinking about and an idea comes to mind, guess what write it down!

  • Pen and paper
  • Enter into phone
  • Record note
  • Tell your phone to take a note (Thank you Siri for always being there for me.
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    NEXT, LET’S GET ORGANIZED

    If you thought just writing down our thoughts would magically help make our dreams a reality, sorry for misleading you, but there is still some work that we must do. Having ideas and thoughts written down is an excellent start, but now we must organize and come up with a plan.

    Once we know what we passionately want to accomplish we need to make a realistic plan including a list detailing how we will get there. The list is a simple method which is multi-purposed. First, it will hold us accountable, and second it will motivate us.

    Things to consider when making a list

    • Be Realistic!– This is important. If we are not realistic and set our goal too high we could easily become discouraged and possibly quit. This happens often. If we want to further educate ourselves while raising a family it would be wise to set a date that we would like to finish school and then add the, things come up cushion

    Otherwise, the moment we become challenged we could find ourselves giving up. Remember, even if it takes 4 years to complete 2 years of education we will be much happier looking back in 4 years as we complete it instead of looking back wishing we would have started

    • Set Weekly “To Do” Lists – Remembering to, “Be Realistic,” set weekly goals. What do we want to accomplish this week? In the beginning, we should set just two or three things to do. As we cross each one off we won’t be able to control the feeling of excitement that will build within us. We are meant to challenge ourselves, and when we accomplish what we set forth to do we will feel great for doing so.

    NOTE: It is extremely important that we do not set unrealistic goals. Doing so will almost always end without us accomplishing our goals. If we have a list that feels too difficult we will begin to doubt ourselves and question whether or not we should continue

    • Stay Confident and Consistent Every day will not be easy. Some days will suck. Some days we will ask ourselves if this was a good idea. Some days we will wish we had never started. Good! When that happens, it means that we are doing exactly what we are meant to be doing. We are growing though the challenge, and when we come out on the other end we will feel more accomplished than we ever have before.

    We should use these feelings as reminders to why we started in the first place. When things get tough it is OK for us to take a step back and breathe. We can tell ourselves whatever necessary to keep moving forward, because trying our best is better than not trying at all.

    Don’t believe me, talk to anyone who may not have anymore time to start something new. Ask them if there is anything that they regret doing in their lives. When they answer, look deep into their eyes, and guaranteed you will feel their sadness and disappointment.

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    KEEP IT SIMPLE

    We make things more difficult than they need to be by overthinking the process, or by not thinking enough about it. Everything is about balance. The same is true for goal setting. Life is full of distractions which makes us full of excuses.

    When we look at people who are doing the things that we want to do, we need to remind ourselves that they too once stood where we are today. They didn’t wake up one day, and surprise, all of my dreams have come true. Well, actually, it kind of does happen like that, but the amount of hard work that they put in beforehand is immeasurable.

    It is important that we do not compare ourselves to anyone else, because we all experience our journey differently. Comparison can be detrimental to our dreams. When we compare ourselves to others, we can become frustrated that we are not where they are. We can use people for inspiration, but we need to take that inspiration and create our own beautiful reality.

    CELEBRATE OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    We are focused and nothing should stop us until we accomplish our goals. Every accomplishment should be celebrated. When we cross something off of our to-do list, we celebrate. When we create a list that will take us even further forward, we celebrate. And when we accomplish the goal that we set out to complete, we celebrate like we never have before. Once we are done celebrating and the dust has settled, we move on to the next journey.

     

    “Have you ever used a list to help you accomplish a goal?”

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    How to Break Free from Comfort Zones – The Power of Feeling Uncomfortable

    We all have things that we want to accomplish in our lives, but for most of us they go no further than just a thought. For some of us, that thought turns into doubt and fear before ever having a chance to manifest into our reality. It is easier for us to remain in a state of comfort rather than trying something new and feeling uncomfortable. So how can we take that first step?

    Recently I have been talking a lot about comfort zones, but not to other people. I have been fighting to break through my own comfort zones. If you follow my Instagram story you may already know that being on camera is uncomfortable for me. I don’t do it often, so the sight and sound of me feels awkward. As weird as it may feel I know that the feeling is normal, and I know what I need to do.

    THE TRAP OF COMFORT ZONES

    We all prefer to feel comfortable. When we find our safe place it is easy to ride that wave, but we are not actually riding any wave. We are watching the wave from the beach imagining what it would feel like if we were out there. As we sit on the beach imagining there isn’t any danger, just anticipation as we wonder what it would feel like if we got out of our head and into the water.

    I really want to do it, but (the water might be too cold.)

    I should just go for it, but (what would people think?)

    I am going to do it, but (I will start tomorrow.)

    We have all used the above excuses. And for most of us, we still do. We have successfully talked ourselves out of leaving the comfort of the beach to experience something new. We stand up and walk away feeling disappointed never knowing what could have come if we would’ve taken that first step.

    FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE IS A GOOD THING!

    Our bodies are wired to protect us. Comfort is a form of protection from danger. When we feel uncomfortable we are being told to run and hide, but why are we running away from the things that we are passionate about? Most of the time we don’t know other than we prefer comfort over non-comfort.

    Feeling uncomfortable is actually a good thing. A really really good thing. Our brains are amazingly beautiful. The more we do something the easier it becomes for us to do, but we have to start to benefit.

    Before I made a few videos last week I used the above excuses and then some. I was worried how people would perceive them. I wondered if I would sound weird, and if I would lose followers, but I didn’t allow those excuses to stop me from doing what I felt I had to do. I was very uncomfortable when I put out my first video, but I knew that by doing so, and continuing to do so, I will overcome any self-doubt.

    I am not fully comfortable after the first week, but I am feeling more excited to continue releasing videos. In fact, I will be releasing a Vlog (video blog) starting next week. Our growth that can come from feeling uncomfortable will be life changing, because after taking our first step any uncomfortable situations that arise in the future will become easier for us to face.

    WHAT WILL MATTER MORE

    It is important for us to imagine our future selves, and ask what will matter more? Will we care more about the uncomfortable situation we put ourselves in, or about not even trying? For most people, the answer is always the feeling of regret. The wishing they would have tried, and the wanting to go back in time and do things differently.

    I remind myself every day of the importance and value of time. We all know how quickly it passes us by, but we still treat it as if it is one of the least important things in our lives. I challenge everyone to ask themselves, what will matter more? We each need to live with our choices. If total comfort, and not trying something that we desire is what we choose that is fine, but if we want more than we should feel uncomfortable today rather than tomorrow when our time is running out.

    ARE COMFORT ZONES HOLDING YOU BACK FROM ANYTHING?

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