Don’t sweat the small stuff.
If we’re in it for the long-haul, the BIG picture is what counts. How can we let go of the small “failures” and bumps in the road and continue striving toward what we want?
Build “BIG Force” Muscle.
No one ever set out to make big things happen and had a journey of smooth sailing, right? When we get better at expecting roadblocks, we’re more likely to get where we need to go because we become resilient, fearless problem-solvers. The ONE Force looked at ways to stay focused and connected to goals. The BIG Force takes it one step farther, focusing on THE BIG PICTURE while not dwelling on all the twists, turns and straight-up barriers along the way.
It’s human nature to focus on the negative. A zillion things could be going our way, yet we’ll focus on on what’s not right. Reframe your mindset by celebrating the small wins when you notice yourself in a negative frame of mind.
Sometimes we think we’ve failed, but based on whose criteria? A friend was on the road to football stardom, then he injured and couldn’t play. He went on to build an incredible career in finance and married the love of his life, but never stopped singing the football blues. He always saw himself as a failure. By not seeing the BIG picture, he missed his blessings for years. If we shift our perception, we avoid thinking small, creating a life that’s BIGGER than we imagined.
Surrounding ourselves with the right people is a huge part of setting up for success. THE CREW counts. If we’re feeling defeated, it’s always awesome to check in with someone who’s got your back and will remind us we’ve got what it takes.
We HAVE to want it so bad that we’re willing to do what it takes to get there. Roadblocks are guaranteed on any journey. Wanting to achieve that BIG picture goal bad enough means we’ll climb any hurdle to crush it. Imagine being pressured to go to med school when all we can think about is being a novelist. The big picture in this case won’t feel worth the years of grinding. If our goals are legit, if we want it, we’ll get it done like a champ.
When it feels like we’re slogging through muck, the best thing we can do is check back in with our vision and remind ourselves why the journey is worth it. Journal, use post-its, try affirmations, write notes to yourself….whatever it takes. Eye on the prize, Rebels!