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Recharge! Refuel!

Have you ever started a new project with passion and excitement?  You wake up each day eager to work your plan — step by step towards your goal.  Then, somehow things come to a screeching halt.  You look ahead and see that you’ve hit a wall.

When this happens, it’s your opportunity to recharge and refuel.  Stephen Harper once said, “Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it.”  Let’s examine his message and figure out how we can work through this impasse.

Common sense tells us not to bang our heads against the wall, right?  Well —- perhaps.  I believe the message is for us to do something that would be helpful — something that will help us to move forward.  Complaining, becoming complacent, and quitting may very well yield the same result as banging our heads against the wall.   Doing these things may cause us to fall further behind and decrease our chances for reaching our goals.  It may also push people away from us,  who may otherwise be our support.  Nobody likes a whiner!  Too much negative energy!

The question still remains – what can we do to get past this wall, this block?  Here are a five suggestions for ways to recharge and refuel:

  1. Re-evaluate your plan.  Perhaps some adjustment is in order.  You may need to add new activities and tasks and discontinue some current ones.
  2. Consult with a colleague or friend. It’s always helpful to see things from a different perspective.
  3. Set a schedule and follow it.  Reasonably pace the flow of your plan.
  4.  Proper rest and nutrition is a must.  It’s how we get the energy we need.  Don’t work yourself to a frazzle!
  5. Use self talk to encourage yourself.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way.  Affirm to yourself, ” I’m working through this obstacle.”  And do it!

Your wall doesn’t have to be permanent.  A wall may slow you down, yet help you to gain a new perspective on things.  It’s your opportunity to shift things into a higher gear.  Recharge!  Refuel!  Keep it moving!

Comments are always welcome!  Please drop me a line to share how you’ve handled obstacles in your path and how you may apply these suggestions to your life.  And share with a friend!



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