How to make big progress with your goals when you’re feeling defeated

By September 23, 2019 September 25th, 2019 I Need A New Job, I Need Help Building My Side Hustle

Today I want to talk about what you can do to stay in action when you’re really overwhelmed and feeling defeated  especially if you’ve been working toward a big goal like moving to a new job, launching a dream side hustle or finding your mission. 

Staying in action is importation because taking action is the ONE thing you can do to guarantee results for yourself. 

However, when you’re not feeling motivated, you likely stop taking action – and when you stop taking action, you don’t see results. 

Maybe you stay in the same job that you hate or that you’ve outgrown, you don’t launch that dream project and you don’t work toward finding your mission. 

You eventually find yourself in the cycle of burnout, overwhelm and negative self talk.

In today’s video, I highlight what you can do to shift out of this right now.

When you’re done watching, try this coaching exercise and let me know in the comments:

    1. Is there a goal you’re working on that feels big? (Yes or No)
    2. What’s the first step required to start tackling this goal?
    3. What’s a micro and achievable goal that you can set for yourself today or this week? 
    4. Can you spend some time journaling about what you did to achieve the goal? How did the experience feel? What came up for you? Did you feel a sense of motivation? And if you didn’t what would have helped instead? 

Share your thoughts in the comments and I’ll provide some more coaching and guidance.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

(And P.S. if you know someone else who can benefit from Work Bigger, please forward this video. I’d love for more people to have access to these insights and tools.) 

Belma McCaffrey

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Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Stephanie De Flora says:

    1. Is there a goal you’re working on that feels big?
    YES! I’ve been presented the opportunity to take lead on the development and implementation of Yoga in Corporations. It feels like a HUGE undertaking but one that (comically) has been swirling around me. This opportunity would mesh together my corporate experience and love of yoga. SO. EXCITED.
    2. What’s the first step required to start tackling this goal?
    There is a lot of research I have to do to create an offering that makes corporate wellness champions emphatically scream “YES! We NEED this!”. I have the experience of toxic corporate culture, but the facts, figures and approach to successfully executing requires a thoughtful plan.
    3. What’s a micro and achievable goal that you can set for yourself today or this week?
    Research various companies that already have wellness programs (and why!) as well as reach out to some teachers I’ve been directed to who already do this type of work.
    4. Can you spend some time journaling about what you did to achieve the goal? How did the experience feel? What came up for you? Did you feel a sense of motivation? And if you didn’t what would have helped instead?
    I, through all the other career exploration work, have journaled on some level about this and my conclusion is: I’ve been entirely focused on what I thought I “should” be doing. Suspending my preconceived notions about the business of yoga, I’ve found the experience of teaching yoga, especially in corporate settings to fill me with peace. It’s the feeling I want to have forever. Now… time for the hard work of creating an offering that brings creativity and joy to others, via yoga, meditation and gratitude.

    • Belma McCaffrey says:

      Wow Stephanie! This is awesome to read. Thank you for sharing and outlining the full exercise here. Just want to reflect back to you what you wrote: “I’ve been entirely focused on what I thought I “should” be doing. Suspending my preconceived notions about the business of yoga, I’ve found the experience of teaching yoga, especially in corporate settings to fill me with peace. It’s the feeling I want to have forever. Now… time for the hard work of creating an offering that brings creativity and joy to others, via yoga, meditation and gratitude.”

      Letting go of preconceived notions is huge. We usually hold ourselves back when we stick to those, and I’m hearing this is a big breakthrough for you. Amazing!

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