Everyone is looking for a breakthrough.
The definition of breakthrough: a significant and dramatic overcoming of a perceived obstacle, allowing the completion of a process.
Most people want one. They pray, wish, and hope for one. They want a miracle to zap them. They think maybe somebody else will create the opening for it to happen. They’re hoping one day they’ll wake up with a “lightning bolt moment” and something will be different.
Hey, I’m usually looking for one myself in some area of my life. Is it bad or lame to want a breakthrough? Not at all. It’s usually a sign that you’re tired of your current circumstances in one or more areas of your life. You want to experience different feelings and hard-core results. Show me the money!
It’s usually at the point in which you are…
… totally ticked off at a situation that you decide it’s time to do something different. Or you’ve been depressed, overweight, sick, broke, or bored for waaaaaaaay too long.
Then you say, “That’s it! Something has to change!” Some of you know what needs to happen and you take immediate action to correct your situation. Some of you get stuck because you want the breakthrough but don’t know what to do next.
It’s critical to do something different immediately. A good place to start is to clarify, on paper, the exact new result you want. Decide that things are going to change, beginning in this moment, even if you don’t know how. Then tell someone. A friend, mate, family, coach… whoever. Just give voice to it. Heck, shouting it aloud outside would be good, too!
Next, do something you’re not in the habit of doing regarding your desire. Maybe you’ve thought of a couple of solutions prior to this but have never taken action on them.
Take the darn action right now!
If a class, book, mentor, coach, or retreat calls out to you, commit and buy it/do it! Say no to someone or something that has not been serving you.
Sure, you can come up with the classic reasons to say no:
- Not enough time.
- Now is not the right time.
- Not enough money.
- I can’t get time away from work, kids, or mate.
- My mate won’t let me.
- I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings.
- How do I know this will really help me?
Pulleeeeze! Do you know how many times you talk yourself out of stuff that is good for you?
If you want a breakthrough, you have to choose to do something different. You have to create the breakthrough. You’re simply breaking a cycle. Dropping a habit/s. How do you create a new habit? Step by step. You have to keep choosing to do the new thing, think a new thought, and seek counsel from someone other than your little (or BIG) internal Gremlin.
Choose to have your breakthrough. Do not wait another minute longer. Do not wait for someone else to give you permission. Take your life into a higher gear right now.
This isn’t about being disciplined, it’s about being lighter in your heart as you come back to YOU.
What’s on the other side of your breakthrough?