In a nutshell:
1] You start but see little or no results. This is when most people get discouraged and quit. Fear and doubt take them over. They decide it is not for them, or they are just not cut out for it… something is wrong with them, etc. They quit and end up feeling bad about themselves. If this sounds like you, please do not give up. Try again OR, if that really was not for you, then find another longing inside yourself, a new challenge. Keep going until you get to step #3 below, in some area that resonates with you. But remember that the time most people quit, is right before they were about to get to that all important step #3, i.e. before the get over THE HUMP.
2] You keep up step #1 just long enough to see some results. This stage often is first realized when another person acknowledges your progress, even before you acknowledge it for yourself.
3] THE HUMP: This is when you really get that it is working. You are making progress. What you are doing is working. All you need to do is keep it up. You get inspired to stay with it. This is when you really come to acknowledge, to know, from within your own self that it is definitely working. Once you get over that hump, your chances of reaching your goal increase many, many fold. You’ve essentially done it! You were climbing a seemingly unclimbable mountain until this moment. It is now “all down hill from here”. Unfortunately, most people quit before they get over that hump. Acknowledgement from another in step #2 above can often be just what you need to reach this step of knowing you know how to do it from within your own self. Never lie to someone to try to get them to step #3 though. Once your credibility is shot in that way, you are finished in their eyes. You can cheer them on to get them there, but do not tell them they are there when you do not really believe it.
4] You gain momentum. You start forming opinions based upon what really worked for you. You start filtering through all the information and advice you have gathered to determine for yourself what works and what does not.
5] You become a true authority on the topic, or at least your particular segment of it. That is actually a pitfall for some who think that the way they did it is the only way. Yet if they remain humble with what they know and do not know, it leads to step #6.
6] You enjoy sharing what you have learned with others and helping them along their way.
7] You branch out to the next challenge, the next new step #1, the new horizon. Only this time, you are more confident with step #1 because you have learned the steps to success from your previous experience.
nail on the head for me. Probably for all of us. I started working on a project through work. Thought it wasn’t going the way I thought it should. Took a step back, put my head down and followed my thoughts. It came together and worked. lol!
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When I was first learning to meditate I thought those very thoughts.I was not going deep enough and felt that maybe I was not capable of meditating.I have heard from many that they don’t know how to meditate or they can’t meditate.I am so thankful for your comment to me 3 yrs. ago when you said not to worry..20 yrs. from now you will somtimes have thoughts.Encouragement from Billy has also helped and I am so thankful I didn’t give up !! Thank you for the blogs Brahmarshi..they are a gift beyond words.
What a concise outline of the steps to success! A big part of my job is keeping people on track in steps 1 & 2; and then I have to be persistent with myself to keep them on track. It is so much easier to quit. Also, I find that when we reach the hump, it feels so wonderful that we have a tendency to let up on the intensity- we do the victory dance too early. That can cause a setback and have to start again.
I want to start a fresh new approach to business so this is very timely for me. Thanks for laying out this formula for success. It looks like a way to program a healthy subconscious mind, conditioned to build upon success until the patterns foster increasing success against great odds, moving forward with greater confidence each time.
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I love this! Thank you so for sharing it!
Wow- this maps on to anything- it makes me think of fitness…the knowledge you share with us is sooo precious and awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you!