Do you ever feel like you are not making progress in any specific area? It could be fitness, financially, relationships, work?
There could be a number of reasons for feeling that way;
- Poorly defined milestones- The only way you can measure progress is by having set milestones. Without these you will feel and believe that you are doing nothing when in actual sense you are making progress. I had a client who felt very discouraged about an area she felt she was stuck but on closer review with her, she was able to see that she has made strides in the direction she wants to go. The problem was she did not know how to measure her progress.
- Not ready to change- You could simply not be ready to make a change in your desired direction. If that is the case then you need to look honestly and closely at why you want to change versus keeping things as they currently are. Measure the two against each other and whichever weighs more is the direction you may need to follow.
- Self-sabotage- Talking down on yourself. This is a very common problem among people where they constantly put themselves down with negative self-talk. We need to change this by acknowledging that you may not be where you want to be but you are working towards getting to where you want to go. People who evaluate themselves and reward themselves for strides made tend to go a long way towards attaining their goals.
- Your pack of pals- Hanging around people who are constantly in a negative space will give you the same outlook in life. Maybe they are the ones who are contributing to your ‘stuckness’. Unstick yourself by putting a healthy distance between you and their noise.
These are not the only reasons. There are many more but the one thing that can get you moving is simply taking ‘one step at a time’. It doesn’t have to be a huge step it may not even have to be forwards! You could step back and stop what you are doing and just evaluate. Get out of the rut you are in, define your vision, come up with clear goals and milestones, then move in the direction you desire.
How is this relevant to climbing mountains? Sometimes the noise gets so loud during your usual daily routine that taking a break and going hiking, being at one with nature, bonding with the community of slayers may actually give you the clarity and motivation to do what you need to do. Hiking is not only about physical fitness. It is about mental fitness, emotional fitness and spiritual fitness. One step at a time we get to the summits of the mountains, hills in our beautiful and magical Kenya and also to the summits of our lives.
Once a month every month we are out in nature. Join us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.