Contrary to what many tend to believe, when we find ourselves in one of life’s jams there is no knight in shining armor coming to the rescue. The sooner we come to terms with this the better off we’ll be. So you know what this means right? We have to be our own knights, cavalry, Seal Team 6, you name it. When life’s inevitable curve ball is thrown your way, here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you get at least a base hit.
- Acknowledge – Acknowledge what is causing you stress. The first step in any recovery is to recognize the problem. This is your “As-Is” state.
- Asses – Identify your goal. What is your desired outcome. This is your “To-Be” state.
- Action- So you’ve identified where you are and where it is you’d like to be. This is your “Gap Analysis.” The next step is to bridge this gap by creating a tactical plan equipped with time-bound milestones. Set goals with specific dates. Now for the most important step of all. Once you’ve developed the plan you must take ACTION! When you take action good things start to happen. The universe smiles upon action. Things begin to open up if you are paying close attention to the signs and opportunities.
When you start getting that tenseness in your gut and you feel the stress building up. Take a moment to breathe look at where you are, what you want to accomplish and develop an action plan complete with milestones and dates. This, I promise will rescue you more times than that “knight in shining armor” will my friends.
Cheers and good luck!
Do you have some pointers that get you through those tough seasons? Share below in the comments.