Try, try, try again—right? Sometimes we are trying so hard that we become blinded to the fact that it’s not working. This might mean we need a new approach or that we need to invest our time in something more productive. Ask these questions to determine if you need to shift gears.
Is It Really What You Want?
Sometimes the things we work so hard at are things we feel like we should do, not things we really want to do. For example, checking off the “what’s next” box of societal expectations. So, if what you are trying is not working it may be the universe trying to tell you that you are going after the wrong thing for you.
Are You Beating A Dead Horse?
If you keep trying without at least changing your approach your results won’t change. At the very least you need to tweak your approach, at most you need to find something else that is a better fit for you.
What Do You Need To Succeed?
If what you are pursuing is what you want, like launching your dream business, it’s time to take a cold hard look at what you need to succeed. For example, you may want to take an online training course or work with a business or industry coach to take your skills to the next level.
Here’s to investing our energy where it is most meaningful and productive!