Why your roadblocks win

Jun 15, 2020

Have you ever had trouble making something happen? Maybe you approached it with tons of enthusiasm and hard work but roadblocks stopped you from crossing that finish line.

I think I know what’s happening here. I’ve noticed a really weird thing with goal setting: sometimes the very act of declaring what you want to accomplish feels like all you have to do to make it happen. It’s a trick your mind plays on you, letting you think that you’ve done what you’ve needed to do, when the reality is you haven’t even started. It’s a clear case of optimism grabbing the wheel and parking the car even though you haven’t reached your destination.

Positive thinking is absolutely necessary, but it’s not nearly enough to get you where you want to go. If it was, we could all just sit around by the pool while cute guys bring us drinks and success just floats on over to us. (If you’ve figured out how to make that happen, I’m all ears.) 

Positive thinking needs a partner. And that partner is a plan. A plan not just for how to accomplish what you want, but how to torpedo any roadblocks and challenges that get in your way. As important as that is, it typically gets overlooked as we map out our goals.

I’ve been talking a lot about planning lately, because it feels like the right time to shift out of the mode we’ve been in for the past few months. Time to shift into higher gear and move ourselves forward. As you start to do that, be sure you’ve got a plan for your roadblocks so that this time you’ll definitely get to where you want to go.

Want some help with this? Join me for my upcoming WOOP Workshop. Not only is WOOP fun to say, it’s a proven method for achieving your goals. In this workshop, you’ll determine what you want to achieveshine a light on what might trip you up and create strategies to tackle the roadblocks. You’ll walk out with a goal and the confidence that you’ll achieve it no matter what comes up along the way.

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