Monday Morning Mojo: Breakdown to breakthrough

“I just can’t bare it anymore”.  ”It just won’t work”.  “I just keep running into the wall”.  “I am working so hard and things aren’t getting better…they are getting worse”  “I’m calling it quits." Perfect!!!!

This is exactly where you need to be.  You are at the point of having that radical breakthrough you’ve been waiting for.  It is at this specific moment when the magic happens for those few who can suck it up and grind through the pain, the failure, and the doubt.  When you are at the point of throwing in the towel and calling it quits is exactly when you need to turn up the heat and really go for it, because you are at the Tipping Point.

I know it sounds kind of nuts, but you have to experience the breakdown to have the breakthrough. It is just part of the process of getting better. This is how it is with almost everything in life. Personally, professionally, with your health, you name it.

When we are born, we naturally have this fight in us. It is how we learn to walk, talk and read.  But then over time most of us lose our ability to not give up.  Our job, now more than ever, is to get it back.

The tough part is when you are one of the few who embrace failure as part of the process of getting better, you are going against the tide.  Because most people look to go the path of least resistance. Not fighting when the going gets tough. Just giving up is the norm. Most people are looking for the short cut, the quick fix diet or pill, the home run investment, the easy way to the top.

That is why obesity is one of the biggest epidemics in society and why so many people file bankruptcy and why so many marriages end in divorce.  Rather than doing what it takes to get what they want, people give up when the going gets tough and try the quick fix solution instead. We try and find the easy way to avoid the pain.  There is no easy way, you have to attack it head on.  You just have to eat less/healthier and workout regularly, invest consistently, wisely and be patient, talk it out when you and your spouse are fighting.

You have to embrace the path of resistance - the path only the lucky 5 to 10 percent of society have the discipline and commitment to travel.

So, attack failure and breakdowns because it is the last step just before the breakthrough to getting what you want.

Don’t fear the breakdown. You actually need to embrace it as part of the process of getting better.  It is those people that when things become almost unbearable…when everyone else starts throwing in the towel and giving up. It is those that can keep on track just a little longer when most others quit who will experience the radical breakthrough to get what you want and taking it to that next level.

Make it a GREAT week!!!!