You are not the only one.
In fact you are in the company of many right now who are all poured out.
Empty. Depleted. Burned out. A robot going through the motions. Stuck.
I was there. And it wasn’t that long ago.
It was a really helpless feeling trying to figure out what to do next, but feeling like I was stuck where I was and nothing was going to change.
The mountain before me just seemed way too tall. And so I didn’t even try to climb it. And if you know me and my past, that was a significant decision.
I stayed where I was. Stuck. It was almost easier that way. I started expecting less of myself as I believed my reality. I became my reality.
But I took another look at the mountain in front of me. The mountain of getting unstuck and moving forward. And I remembered something powerful I had learned from my guide when I was climbing a mountain several years ago.
He told me that I needed to remember that I wouldn’t climb the mountain in a day. It would take us several days to get to the top. And that it was important to take it at a slow and steady pace.
And with those words, the mountain went from being really tall to being something I could do.
So when I found myself stuck in robot mode, I remembered these words. And I looked at the mountain I was facing to get my life back. To rediscover some joy. To stop living like a robot.
I got busy developing a plan with my mentor.
I first looked at what the life I wanted would actually entail. I defined success for myself, my family, and my business.
And I asked this question- What were some small but significant steps I could take each day to get closer to the life I wanted.
A mountain can be extremely tall and seem like it is too tall.
But if we make decisions and take steps to get 1% closer to the summit each day we will reach it. And we will discover along the way that we are stronger than we thought.
I got out of robot mode. But it didn’t happen overnight. I tried to get 1% better each day. Some days I failed or fell backwards a little. But I kept moving forward. I kept my eyes on the summit. I stuck with the small but significant steps. I didn’t let discouragement detour my resolve.
I kept talking to my mentor. I didn’t climb alone. And I reached the summit. Slow and steady progress. Compounded over time got me there. And prepared me for if I start to slide back to robot mode.
I don’t know where you are right now, but if you are feeling burned out, as I was, it’s ok. Name it! And if you need a little extra help, check out my free, 5-day challenge to Knock Back Burnout here.
There is hope my friends! One day at a time. And, as always, #WINtheNOW