23 September 2010

Rut or Grave?

This week (and last week), I am addressing some of the questions I have received from the BWP Community in response to the free teleclass coming up on Saturday, September 25th. The teleclass is “What Do You Really Want to Do With Your Life?”

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Here’s today’s burning question. I welcome you to chime in and add to the conversation.

“How can I get out of my rut....and back feeling motivated to achieve some of my goals?”

This is an interesting question and one that is quite common. First, what is the difference between a rut and a grave?

The dimensions!

What is a rut? A rut is a depression or groove worn into a road or path.

If you have grooved a rut for yourself, it is not much different than digging your own grave. Sorry to sound so harsh, but there it is. Let’s look at an analogy.

Think of freshly fallen snow. See it? Pretty, isn’t it? Then, someone walks through and leaves a trail. The next person who needs to walk through will most likely walk in the trail that has already been blazed. Until soon, it is a full path to walk.

Now, since that path is already set, it is very easy to continue walking along it. It would be a bit tricky to walk along another path that hasn’t been blazed. In order for you to walk along another path, it would have to be a pretty deep groove.

If you have been taking small, consistent action steps toward your goals all along, then you have blazed the path and it is easy to continue along that path. But if you have done nothing towards your goals, then your path is to do nothing – which is pretty deep by now.

The only way out of a rut is to create another trail; a trail of something that you want, and not something that you don’t want. When you are in a rut, it is an unconscious choice to continue doing the same thing that you have always done. When you do the same thing you have always done, you get the same thing you have always gotten! Got it?

So, what do you do? Make the conscious choice to do something different. If you have goals and intentions, how committed are you to achieving them? If you are, then create small, inspired actions steps to make your goals a reality. And if you are not, well…

What are your thoughts?

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