You can see that there’s more out there, but you can’t reach it.
You know that it exists, but you can’t touch it.
You’re pushing and pushing and pushing, but you’re not getting anywhere.
In fact, you’re getting incredibly frustrated and feeling kind of claustrophobic.
Going down isn’t an option but you can’t seem to go up either. It’s like there’s something right there stopping you.
It’s starting to become physically painful.
That’s because your face is pressed against the glass and your neck is breaking.
No matter what you do, you can change your position but you still can’t get through.
You’re stuck underneath this invisible glass just dying to get out.
Trapped Under It All
It’s so annoying.
I mean it’s not like you haven’t tried. You’ve been wanting to make progress.
You don’t like where you are.
You’ve tried things here and there but things still seem to be the same.
Some improvement here but then it drops off somewhere else.
Instead of thriving, you’re just surviving.
Drifting along like an empty boat down a river.
Why, isn’t anything working? It’s worked for other people.
So why are you stuck?
It’s because of your basic beliefs and actions. Theirs were different.
Break in the Case of Your Life
This glass ceiling reminds me of those fire extinguishers you see enclosed boxes in the walls of public buildings.
With the sign right over the glass window that says break in case of emergency.
Well, this is your life, time is ticking by every moment and you’re becoming more agitated day by day.
I would say that constitutes a life emergency. After all, your happiness is at stake.
Now, in this case there’s no little hammer on the side to break through but you can accomplish the same thing, on a deeper level, by changing your core.
If you change what’s inside you can change your actions, your beliefs and your thoughts. That’s what’s really keeping you grounded where you are.
Changing the inside will have a profound effect on the outside.
Well, you’ve stood around long enough, let’s get to it.
1. Be real
Stop kidding yourself.
I’ll admit it, most of us do. We live in this fantasyland where we can rewrite our past and beautifully construct our future.
But it’s all an illusion.
The only way your future can be as bright as you picture it is by realizing where you are starting from.
Being real about your present situation and living wisely will put you closer to where you want to be. Instead of trapping you deeper in La La Land.
The world stops for no one so don’t let your life pass you by. Take the appropriate steps now for a for your future.
Remember, it’s not just going to happen for you simply because you dreamt it.
2. Nurture your temple
Your body is a temple and needs to be treated as such.
You ever notice that when you don’t take care of yourself it becomes even harder to take of anything else?
Think about it. When you don’t get enough rest you’re exhausted and achy. You can’t stay awake or even motivate yourself to do the simplest things.
And that’s just the start of it. The further you don’t care for yourself and your body the worse things get.
Not just physically either. It begins to take a negative toll on your emotions.
You tend to overreact and lash out.
Take care of your body and it’ll take care of you.
3. First be thankful
When you thinking about all of the things you have to do first thing in the morning, being thankful never seems to make the list.
And I guess that’s fine as long as it comes naturally. But does it?
Take the time each morning to express gratitude for what you have and what is going well for you.
You may not realize it but the morning is a good time to focus on things like this because that’s the time you tend to do a lot of mundane and mindless tasks that you could complete blindfolded.
How many times have you started the shower, made coffee and emptied the dishwasher? You don’t need to focus too hard to get it right.
And you do it every day so you’ve got it down pat.
So do it then, it’ll improve your mood and start your day off on a high note.
4. Stop worrying about your problems
Cause that’s all you’re doing.
You end up being consumed by them. Then worry transforms to anxiety to the point where you can’t even function.
You might as well get down on the floor, hugging your legs and rocking back and forth because you’d be accomplishing the same thing… nothing.
You’re just raising your blood pressure and your stress.
If you’re having trouble with something focus on fixing it or finding a way to prevent it next time. Focusing on the fact that it exists just makes it a bigger problem.
And that’s not what you want.
5. Affirm it
Sometimes it’s just hard to shake negative beliefs.
You can try what seems like everything in the world and they’ll still creep through.
But that doesn’t mean you should give in to it, you just need to be ready to change your mind to something more positive.
Affirmations are a good way to move your thoughts away from negativity and prevent them before they even start.
Negativity leads to negative emotions and experiences. Positivity does the opposite.
Positive affirmations can change your experience and your world.
6. Look at yourself
Yeah, I said it.
The problem starts with you anyway.
There’s a reason why you feel like you’ve plateaued, and your beliefs are to blame.
You probably think you can’t get any further, that you’ll never find a way out, that this is it.
Stinking thinking like that is what has gotten you where you are, stuck.
Evaluate your beliefs, these and the others like them. Question them.
Chances are it’s all a bunch of bologna.
And to think, you’ve been letting that guide you for how long?
Now think about how far you can get once you ditch that way of thinking… you’re welcome J
7. Stay on top of it
If you really think that you’re just going to have a major epiphany, like life will just change immediately, you’re being a bit delusional.
Real change doesn’t happen like that. You know that so don’t kid yourself. (Go back to #1.)
If you really want to have a breakthrough you have to keep truckin’ along.
How do you do that?
By keeping track of what you’re thinking.
See your thoughts come and go so naturally you may not even realize how you came to think about a certain topic. It just happens, at least by the time it hits you.
By keep track you can catch yourself when you start to think about the wrong things.
Old habits are easy to fall back into. This will make things a little tougher… but eventually second nature.
8. Woosah it out
Life has its ups and downs. No amount of positive thinking is going to change that.
But it’s not so much that life has its challenges, it’s how you handle them.
That’s what makes the difference. It can change the duration of the challenge and the severity of it.
To make sure you’re in the best mental space to tackle these types of challenges appropriately is to meditate.
Yes, no matter when you do it it calms you down and centers you.
There are going to be times when you feel like you have to do it in the moment but doing it once a day, at any time, will help you to stay level headed and serene.
Shattering the Ceiling
You may not realize it but your core belief system is what essentially guides you.
It determines whether you’re able to sort out your issues or find that loophole you so desperately need to continue on. It basically marks your success.
Hanging on to your current core means always hitting your head against a glass ceiling, constantly moving around but never really going anywhere.
Changing your core beliefs will lead you down the road of positivity.
When your beliefs change your thoughts follow and your actions show it.
Starting from a positive place opens up opportunities and shatters anything in your path.
This change is your hammer, its time you use it.
Where do you feel trapped right now?