Do you want to be a world changer, but feel stuck?
You know you’re called to make a difference. You’re ready to conquer that assignment, but your legs seem so heavy. Your mind feels paralyzed and your moments feel frozen in time.
There are many reasons we can feel stuck:
— lack of direction
— loss of enthusiasm
— change of season
What might have you feeling frozen in time?
Acknowledging that you are feeling paralyzed in life is the biggest step to moving on. Once you acknowledge that you’re ready to press on, there are 4 steps you can take to help ensure that you keep moving.
4 things you can do to unthaw and take that next step:
1. realize your journey is not about you
It is easy for a world-changer to feel paralyzed when they are discouraged. The first thing you do is look inwardly to find the fix. But what really encourages your soul is keeping your eyes open to how you can help and serve others. Step out and encourage another and you will soon be back on your way again.
2. ask a few friends to hold you accountable
Knowing that you will have people checking on you is critical. If you are anything like me, you will make sure you are making some kind of progress if you know others will be asking. More information on accountability partners and mentors here. Shoot me an email if you need more information.
3. read an encouraging book
I have the read for you! My friend James Prescott just released 5 Steps to Encouragement: a manifesto for changing this world. It is a must read. James gives excellent steps that will fuel you with the encouragement you need, encouragement for others, and a plan to be a world changer.
We must rediscover what it means to encourage,
be wowed again by the power of a positive word or action
and put it into practice.
We must also learn how to receive encouragement. Because it is just as important to receive encouragement as it is to give it.
Re-discover the art of encouragement.
Learn the value of telling people who they already are.
Open their eyes to their true value and potential.
We must realize we have it in our power to transform the world.
4. fake it ’til you make it
I know! It’s such a phony saying, but it is actually true. An encouraging attitude is caught. When you begin acting like you are excited and motivated again, you mind will soon begin to think that way. Trust me — it works!
Encouraging yourself first and then others is the key to being a world changer! Go for it. The world is waiting on you.
If you find yourself lost and stuck, I pray these four steps will help you get moving again.
Don’t forget to get your FREE copy of 5 steps to Encouragement: a manifesto to changing the world.