Are you feeling stuck in life? Do you feel like you don’t know what to do next? If so, don’t worry. You are not alone. I’ve been there, and it’s not a great spot to be in. Whether you’re questioning your career, marriage, financial future, purpose or just wanting to wake up happy more days than you’re not happy, it’s a frustrating and terrible place to be. If unattended to, this will have longer and cause deeper emotional scars. Perhaps it’s because of the challenges I’ve faced in the past, but people tend to want to open up to me. I’ve helped many professionals find a new roadmap to their ultimate destination. Getting there is not always easy, and you’ll likely need to recalibrate several times throughout the process. If you’re determined to get there, you will find a way. In this blog post, I will share the top five things you can do if you feel stuck in life. So, read on and hopefully get inspired!
It Starts With Gratitude
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget what’s important in life. We can get so focused on our problems and stressors that we lose sight of the good things in our lives. That’s why taking a step back from time to time is essential and assessing your current situation. It starts with gratitude. What could you be grateful for if you’re not grateful for anything in your life?
Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can help shift your perspective and give you the motivation you need to make positive changes in your life. When you’re grateful for what you have, it’s easier to see the good in people and situations. You start to attract more good into your life. The importance of gratitude cannot be underestimated. So take a moment to think about what you’re grateful for. It could be something as simple as the roof over your head, the food on your plate, or the love of your children. Once you start looking for things to be grateful for, you’ll be surprised at how many there are. I’ve found a gratitude journal can help on those days when it’s hard to rhyme off anything.
The Power of Purpose
The most successful people in the world don’t just know what they need to do – they also understand why they’re doing it. In other words, they’ve discovered their purpose. And as Simon Sinek writes in his book, “It Starts with Why,” this is the ultimate motivator. When you understand your purpose, you can find the strength to keep going even when the going gets tough. So how do you find your purpose? Sinek’s second book, “Find Your Why,” offers a step-by-step guide to discovering your personal mission in life. By understanding your WHY, you can find the motivation to achieve any goal. So if you’re looking for the ultimate motivational tool, look no further than the power of purpose. Discovering your WHY will change your life forever.
Importance of Goal Setting
Goal setting is an integral part of any successful endeavour. By taking the time to set goals, both short-term and long-term, you can ensure that you stay on track and motivated throughout the entire process. While choosing goals that inspire you is important, it is also crucial to ensure they are measurable and attainable. Nothing kills motivation more than feeling like you are constantly falling short. With that in mind, take some time to sit down and think about what you want to achieve. Once you have a clear idea of your goals, start creating an action plan. Breaking your goals down into smaller, manageable steps will make the entire process feel less daunting and increase your chances of success. It’s absolutely critical to ensure you do steps one and two first; otherwise, it may feel like another to-do list. So what are you waiting for? Get started today and achieve the impossible!
Get an Accountability Partner
One of the most important keys to achieving your goals is to find someone to help you stay accountable. Having an accountability partner is a great way to stay on track and motivated as you work towards your goals. When you have someone to check in with regularly, you will likely remain focused and committed to your plan. Accountability partners can provide support and encouragement and help you troubleshoot any challenges along the way. Accountability partners need to be firm but fair. They need to be one part motivational coach and one part policeman. So if you’re serious about achieving your goals, find an accountability partner.
Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate!
It is so important to celebrate your accomplishments along the way! Victory without celebration is like a job without ever getting paid. It can be easy to get bogged down daily and forget to celebrate how far you’ve come. Celebrating your accomplishments is a great way to stay motivated and fill up your emotional bank account. Taking the time to celebrate reminds you of what you’re working towards and why it’s worth it. So don’t forget to celebrate the small victories along the way – it’ll make the journey more enjoyable!
It’s time to get unstuck. You can do this, but it starts with a commitment on your part to change your outlook today. Be grateful for what you have, find out your ultimate why, and set attainable goals with someone who will hold you accountable. Celebrate often along the way; life is too short not to enjoy the journey. Are you ready to get unstuck? I’ve been there on many occasions. If I can help, please don’t hesitate to contact me or someone you trust to help you get started. I promise there’s a happier version of you at the end of this process.
To say Chris is passionate about youth mental health is an understatement. Since he lost his 14-year-old daughter, Maddie, to suicide, he’s been trying to coach parents with similar struggles with their kids. He’s talked to hundreds of parents with struggling kids. In many cases, these parents are barely holding it together too. He knows because he was one of those parents. He is relentlessly ensuring another family doesn’t experience the loss his family has endured.
He is Co-Executive Director of How Are You Feeling, an online, scientifically-based teaching program that makes kids understand their emotions and how to properly deal with them before they become “big feelings.”
Chris has been an entrepreneur for most of his career. He also runs a financial services company called The Finish Line Group, where he helps support the entrepreneur’s financial, philanthropic, and emotional journey.
Chris has written extensively about his experiences with his daughter and has been featured in numerous print and online publications and radio and television media. He has been a keynote speaker at several entrepreneur and mental health conferences.
His personal “Why Statement” is “To openly communicate the lessons learned from his past so that others will thrive in their lives, minimize their setbacks and leave a positive and lasting legacy.”