Updated: Jul 10, 2021
Are you frustrated by lack of progress toward your goals?
Do you thoughtfully prepare action plans only to get off track?
Do you put forth your best effort then become frustrated by little or no progress?
The truth is, navigating challenges, learning something new, or trying to change an unwanted habit can easily result in a negative thought spiral which can quickly deteriorate even the strongest convictions, creating overwhelm which leads to giving up. If that sounds familiar, here’s what you can do to change things up: add the word “yet” to your thought process.
That’s right, a simple, three-letter word can change stagnation into progress. That’s because thoughts trigger feelings and feelings trigger actions. If you think something is too hard or impossible, then you will begin to feel overwhelmed or frustrated and eventually give up. However, if you acknowledge something is difficult and you aren’t quite there yet, a feeling of hope can still exist.
What do you want to achieve? Have you thought through an action plan? Have you factored in the multiple roadblocks and challenges you are sure to encounter? Great! You might not be there yet, but you are on your way.