Do You Need to
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed, the answer is YES, stop hustling!
If you forgot why you started the hustle to begin with and feel void of purpose, the answer is YES, stop hustling!
If you’re either reacting to other people’s agendas all day or just going through the motions of your to do list without intention, the answer is YES, stop hustling!
But that’s not so easy to do is it? Because we’re conditioned to think that hustling is an admirable quality. We expect ourselves to do everything and be everything to everyone. We think, “Other people are hustling and winning, so that’s what I need to do too. If they can do it, I can do it.”
Here’s the question though: are they really winning? I’d be willing to bet that most of the hustlers out there aren’t winning. Sure, maybe they’ve gained some notoriety and some cash, but have they found meaning in their lives? Are they happy? Do they like who they see when they look in the mirror?
Probably not, and you don’t want to end up in that boat. So when you’re feeling overwhelmed and find yourself surviving rather than living, stop hustling and do these 3 things instead:
- Take a break. We all know this sounds counter intuitive, and we all know that it’s not. Yet, we all forget to do it, which is why I’m bringing it up. The length and type of break you take will depend on how burned out you are. Maybe you need to take a break and do nothing but clear your head for a bit. Or, maybe you just need five minutes to take a few breaths and refocus.
- Remember your why or intention. Why are you doing whatever it is you are doing? What do you hope to achieve? What do you want the end result to look like? Is that end result worth your energy? Could you get to the same result without having to hustle for it; is there another way?
Keep scrolling for step #3.
#3 – Take one step; just one. Now that you’ve taken a break and set an intention, it’s time to pick one thing that you can do to work toward that intention. Do that thing. Rinse and repeat. And when your brain pipes up to remind you of all the other things you have to do, tell yourself, “This is what I decided to do right now. I will finish this, and then figure that out.”
This 3-step process will take a minute or less once you get used to it, and after you practice it enough, it will become second nature. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself living a meaningful life rather than just surviving and settling!
Do you have a hard time making decisions? Which makes this 3-step process sound challenging. Great! Take advantage of this post and the FREE worksheet that comes with it: Be Decisive: Practice This Powerful 3-Step Process
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And until next time . . . have an INTENTIONAL day!
Take a screenshot to easily access the 3 steps to take when you’re feeling overwhelmed by the hustle:
- Take a break. 30 seconds or 30 minutes. Whatever you need.
- Remember your why or intention. What are you hoping to achieve?
- Take one step; just one. Finish that and move onto the next.
HOW THE EXPECTATION GAPS WORKS
You’re Fed Up With Mediocrity & Want to Make an Impact
You’re frustrated…overwhelmed…”crazy busy”…burned out…unfulfilled…
I'VE BEEN THERE!
I’ve been focused on becoming a Deliberate Thinker for ~10 years.
I want to help you with your journey by sharing mine.
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