Often times we reach our goals under pressure. The reason many people haven’t tried it, is because it is very uncomfortable and puts you under a lot of strain. A lot of people haven’t reached the place they want to be because they are afraid of going all in and having that pressure on them to succeed.
Here are the three ways to reach your goals through pressure:
1. Step far outside your comfort zone
In order to do this, you have to be willing to put yourself out there regardless of what others might think. You have to be so grounded in your purpose that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to reach your goals, no matter how uncomfortable it might be.
How to apply this: A great exercise to start training your brain to go outside your comfort zone is whenever you see an opportunity aligned with your purpose, go for it without thinking about it. A lot of times overthinking can kill our dreams “what if this, what if that!” No, tell the voices in your head to shut up and just throw yourself into the opportunity and calibrate as you go on… You’ll be happy you did afterward (no regrets, just massive action).
2. Take advice but let your heart make the final decision
Okay, this is very important, a lot of people will tell you what they think is best for you or put you down because they’re too afraid to follow their purpose in life. Although advice can really help and you should always take it into consideration, in the end, have the courage to follow what is in your heart, when you feel the passion and you are certain of what your heart is telling you, you will feel pressured to pursue (Don’t ignore that feeling).
How to apply this: Next time people give you advice on a very important decision listen carefully, take it in consideration, then go into a completely silent spot with just you and your thoughts and listen to what your heart is telling you (Then do step 1 again and again and again).
3. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying
Forget about being scared to fail! The people who never failed in life are the biggest failures of all because they stayed in the same place and never went after want they wanted. Every-time you fail, be excited because you are one step closer to that one moment that will make you reach your goal. Take the pressure of failure to make you strive for success and eventually success will come.
How to apply this: Whenever you fail, look at yourself in the mirror and say “I’m ahead of everyone that isn’t even trying, I’ve learned something valuable and I’m ready to keep going! Let’s do this!” and then growl or roar or howl out loud, and finish off with a smile. This will put you at ease and amp you up to keep going. After repeat step 1 over again!
It’s important to know that these three steps fit together like a puzzle, if one is missing, you won’t be able to reach your goal. If you’re reading this and you haven’t accomplished what you want in life, it’s time to put pressure on yourself… stop procrastinating! I promise you that when you start doing this you will feel stronger and happier, no matter how hard it gets.
“The feeling of doing something way outside your comfort zone that is in line with your purpose is indescribable but it’s worth living for, don’t stay numb and live in autopilot, go live the life you were meant to live… We are all here for a reason, once you find it, feel the pressure and go for it.
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