Jul 29, 2016
It can be very challenging to know when to stay the course and when to change or to switch lanes. As I’ve often talked about, one of the most important things to do as a creator and entrepreneurial type is to pick a lane and to stay in that lane.
If not, you typically try to juggle multiple things and play the field, and find that nothing ends up growing, and you don’t gain any real momentum. I struggled and suffered from that for many years until I understood the power of picking a lane and sticking with it with total commitment, no matter what for a certain period of time.
In order to succeed, one must develop the capability of sustained focus. One of the key distinctions that separate achievers from non-achievers is that the non-achievers stop when things get hard, when they get bored, or when the results aren’t forthcoming; whereas, the achievers stay the course until they reach the finish line, no matter how hard it is.
This will require you to break down those walls of conditioning and cross the thresholds. You have to be willing to challenge and ultimately transmute limited beliefs and conditioning. This leads to a life of living on that emerging, evolutionary edge.
One of the most important signs that you're meant to stay the course is your desire to.
Ask yourself, “If I was guaranteed to succeed, to be well-received, brilliant and good at it, do I still want this?” Maybe you’re feeling tired and burnt out and disappointed in dissolution, but when you sincerely ask, you’ll feel that little kick, that little twinkling again.
Now, when is it time to change directions? One way to know is when, in all sincerity, the thing you are going for is truly not what you want anymore – you’ve truly lost the desire. The other thing that may happen is a new direction arises organically, and it’s often a progression to one side or the other of what you’re already doing.
Now, you have to be mindful, because if you’re a creative entrepreneurial type, you can have all kinds of new ideas and possibilities arise. I’m not talking about Shiny Object Syndrome! I’m talking about you are steadfast and committed to a result, you’re all in and you’re working at it, like I was a story consultant or a screen writer, but your goal evolved into new tributaries. That’s different than What about this? What about that? What about this? What about that?
I invite you to bring a goal or desire into consideration and to take some kind of action, whether it’s to make a deeper commitment to stay the course, or whether it’s to reevaluate if it’s time to change directions.
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