Stuck in a Rut
by Dr. Phil Kriss
The hardest part is getting started
Life can be stressful. We have jobs, families, workouts and household tasks that tug on us daily. Toss in the extras like a kid has a big challenge, or a career change or a move. One day things are going well, and within 48 hours life is different!
Now, lets get the big idea we need to sign up for an epic event that will take 16-20 weeks to get ready for. When and how are you going to pull that off? Where will you find the time and energy to do it? There is only so many minutes in a week and so many calories to put in it.
I had a conversation about that with a guy that is really busy. Like, he owns a few companies that are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. How do you fit it all in? His reply was “That’s what I like about Ironman. It makes you deal with the unexpected”
I ponder, procrastinate and make a lot of excuses about why I didn’t or don’t want to sign up for a race or take on any other big task. But, after I sign up and watch the calendar, something clicks. Something comes alive and it is time to stop the tail dragging and get to work. It is almost automatic that things get done.
We all get into a rut or a certain way of doing things. There is the pace at work. There is our swimming, running or biking pace. After a while it can become stale and routine. Unfortunately, the only difference between a rut and a grave is the rut has the sides kicked out.
To get out of the rut, get out of your comfort zone and attempt the crazy! Toss on a bunch if stuff that has to get done and you may amaze yourself over how much stuff you can get done!
It is a head trip. Part of you wants to go back to the rut. Part of you needs to get the stuff done. It is uncomfortable!
To solve the head trip issue, you also need to change your mind. Tell yourself “nobody knows I don’t know what I am doing” or “this is what successful people do”. If you fake it long enough, you will believe it and so will others about you.
Next thing you know, magic happens. All the stuff gets done, everybody is happy, you accomplished your dreams and amazed even yourself over how much you accomplished!
A mind stretched to a new limit rarely goes back to it’s former limits.
Find Dr. Kriss at his office in Maple Valley at Kriss Chiropractic
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