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March 3, 2009 by Steve
So, you feel like giving up do you? Well here’s the good news - you’re normal. Everyone goes through it. I’ve gone through it. It’s human nature to want to give up. The difference between the real performers and those people who are the average Joes, is that the real performers bounce back very quickly. They know how to stay focused by getting back on track.
When I met billionaire Bill Bartmann over two years ago, he said:
“Every time you fall down, get back up quickly. Get up and get going. Begin to act like you have a rubber butt.” ~ Bill Bartmann, Entrepreneur & Billionaire
You see it’s just like Newtons first law. An object in motion tends to stay in motion. If you stop, everything stops. If you feel like giving up that’s normal, but get up and get going again to regain your winning momentum.
“An object in motion tends to stay in motion.”
Sometimes it can feel like you’re “forcing yourself” to get into action. I’ve been there, we all have. Although I’ll admit that forcing myself to act has helped me in the past – it’s not my first choice. Why? Because it all starts from the inside.
That’s where all the magic and power is. That’s why it’s important to prescribe yourself with some mind powers – to get into the right vibration. Once you’re in the right vibration it becomes natural and even effortless to take action. Vibration is where it all starts.
When you’re in the right vibration, you feel better. And when you feel better you can easily bounce back. You can regain your winning momentum.
Getting Into the Right Vibration When You Feel Like Giving Up
Getting into the right vibration is a function of many factors. It includes your environment, the people you associate with, your unconscious beliefs and your most dominant thought patterns. There are outer and inner stimuli affecting you all the time.
That being said, here are the two elements that I consider to be the most important to get into the right vibration:
- Creating a purpose filled life
- Creating a dynamic vision for your future
Getting into the right vibration once in a while means feeling good once in a while. But living your life on fire and charging yourself on a consistent basis requires something more. It requires something more than ordinary.
It requires purpose and vision. To generate a real solid foundation to your emotional well being you need to know your path as well as your destination.
How to Stay Focused with Life Purpose
Think of it this way. Your life purpose is the course or road you take. It’s the journey. It’s the doing or the physical actions along your journey that are filled with desire. It’s the road you take along the way.
And here’s the best part. The journey is totally up to you – it’s your choice. Choosing the journey is absolutely critical if you want to live a purpose-filled life. If you don’t choose the journey, then the journey chooses you.
It’s like when I worked full time as an engineer. I thought that my life was separate from me. That my life was somehow disconnected from me. That somehow my environment was out of my control. That I was just a person in the world, instead of a person at the cause of the world around me.
Then I woke up. I realized that I do have influence, I do have choice and that I do have power. We all do. It’s just a matter of awareness. To get clearer on your purpose see: 4 Ways to Finding Purpose In Life
Purpose is part of the answer, but only half the equation.
The other half comes from your vision. Your purpose must be fueled with a destination.
If your life purpose is the course you take, then your vision is the magnet that pulls you along that course. Your vision sets the destination.
How to Stay Focused with Vision
“Our physical word is a dream world, and it works just like dreaming but generally slower.” ~ Brad Jensen, prosperity teacher & millionaire
Vision is the magnet that pulls you along your destination. It’s gives you the juice to move towards a bright future instead of pushing against it. It’s like rolling downhill instead of uphill. It’s like moving with the current instead of against it.
Start to build a beautiful picture in your mind. Start to get emotionally involved in that picture and start to act and move toward that picture every day.
Helen Keller was once asked, is there anything worse than being blind? She replied, Yes. The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but no vision.
Start to change your ideas of why you’re here and what you’re here to do. Get that rubber butt bouncing and start fueling your future with purpose and vision. Begin to visualize everyday – even for only five minutes. That five minutes will be more powerful than 40 hours of anxiety-driven action taken every week.
I Never Feel Like Giving Up
Then start playing a bigger game. If you don’t feel like giving up once and a while, then check if you have a pulse. You might not be alive.
Real performers are up to something. They play full out. They feel like giving up, but bounce back quickly.
Get that rubber butt syndrome going. Get clear on your purpose and create a compelling vision to help you stay focused. These are the gifts that keep on giving. They’ll give you that bounce to take life full on; to get back up and keep going. If you’re willing to give life a shot, life will gladly give it back to you.
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