Let’s be honest, mama. Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. In fact, sometimes, our plans get completely blown up. A pandemic happens. We lose our jobs. We lose a person in our lives, and the plans that we had, even if we made a plan A, a plan B, and a plan C, are completely derailed and are no longer possible. When that happens, although it’s challenging, we need to pivot. We need to make a big change, a complete switch uptick. Know it’s not easy, but I do have one trick, one key thing that will help you set the foundation to pivot so that you can receive success. You shift so that you can live fully in the new vision that you have for yourself.
Commit To Excellence
As soon as you decide to pivot, you need to commit to excellence in your pivot. This means you need to promise yourself that you will show up every day and do your best. Don’t focus on the past and what has changed. Don’t dwell in the life that could have been or the things that you can no longer have. Instead, focus on your new goal, focus on your new vision and commit to showing up every single day. Keep in mind it doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. It does not mean that you’re going to enjoy every day. It DOES mean that you commit to showing up and doing your very best every day, and you WILL succeed.
If you’re in a place where you need to pivot, I want you to sit down, write yourself a letter, and within that letter, commit to doing your best. Within the first paragraph, tell yourself that you’re going to do your best. In the second paragraph, write what it’ll be like once you get to that new goal. Write down what your life will look like how it will feel. Then keep this letter in a safe and accessible place. When you start to feel yourself waning, when you wake up and feel it will be a hard day, and you just don’t feel like getting out of bed or doing your best, read it to yourself. This will help you to keep going.
If you’re not in a place where you need to make a full pivot, but you have challenging days, you can take the same action, write down what it’s going to be like when you achieve your goal. When you’re living in that place, where you want to be, and then read that to yourself on your most challenging days.
For more advice on planning when the going gets tough check out, What To Do When Your Plan Doesn’t Work Out.
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