Change the Right Things
About a month ago I had this crazy idea to start getting up at 4am. The idea was that since making progress in my business was the thing I most wanted to achieve, I would literally put getting work done on my business first.
So as an experiment, I dragged myself out of bed at 4am every morning for a week. I’d put on my robe and glasses, step over the bewildered dog, and stumble into the computer room. Then I’d get something done.
Let me tell you, getting up early sucked at first. I’d never have persisted if I hadn’t posted about it here first and told my husband about the idea. (So thank you.)
But the possibly crazier thing is that a month later, I’m still doing it. (Now I don’t always get up at 4am, but it’s always earlier than when I used to get up. And it’s
always usually right when my alarm goes off, which is another big change.) The benefits far outweigh a little bleary-eyedness.
The moral of the story?
When things aren’t working, try something else. Give doing something a little extreme a shot. Too often we get stuck in a rut, and don’t see additional options that might work because we’re used to thinking of things in a conventional way.
Brainstorm, and then actually give 3 or 4 of the ideas you come up with a solid try, even if they’re a little out there. You might surprise yourself and discover benefits to trying whatever it is that you hadn’t even imagined.
We all have a inner strength to call upon that will get us to our goals. Keep changing things up that aren’t working until you change the right things.