Dealing With Setbacks

Road closed sign.I came out of the gate this year firing on all cylinders. I’ve been making phone calls, writing note cards, filling my funnel, setting aside 30 minutes a day to learn something new, meditating, visualizing, and writing in my gratitude journal. It feels good, it’s working, and then…

I woke up yesterday with a migraine.

For me that means a day spent in bed unable to function.

It was definitely not what I had planned for the day, and did not fit in with my yearly goal of world domination.

It was a bummer, but the reality is setbacks happen to all of us. At some point you will be cruising along, and something will happen to throw you off course.

The question is: how long do you let it throw you off course for, and what’s your plan to get back?

Just like you need to plan for success, you need to plan for the bumps that come up along the way.

Sometimes it’s best to write the whole day off. It’s no use pretending you’re on my ‘A’ game when you’re not. For me that meant sleeping, and watching the cooking channel until it wore off. But I also set the intention that it would be my day to take care of myself so that I could be back at it today.

Sure enough, I woke up today refreshed and ready to pick up where I left off.

If I had tried to push my way through things yesterday it would have felt like a useless day, and I would have woken up still tired and drained. Taking the day off actually helped me stay on track.

The 3 best things you can do when something comes up to throw you off track are:

  1. Know that this is normal.
  2. Set aside time to take care of yourself, or whatever it is that is distracting you.
  3. Pick a time and date that you will be done with it and get back to things.

By the way, this also works when something goes sideways in your business. In that case it might be taking time to pout or be angry. It’s okay to have those feelings, just be careful about how long they last.

Know that I wish you great success, and a smooth ride to get there. But part of that smooth ride is having a plan for the speed bumps that show up along the way.

To your success!

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