“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis

Settling for something less than you deserve can mean you’re stuck in a rut. Are you tired of your life and the same routine day in and day out? There’s a world out there with a lot of exciting things to offer. Deep down you know you want to get out of feeling stuck. Sure, it may be a bit overwhelming, and even terrifying at times, but you can’t let your life just pass you by. It’s time to get unstuck, take a leap of faith, and make those dreams a reality.

Read on for some powerful tips and suggestions to help you jump start your goals:

Decide what you want to do.

This might seem like an obvious tip. But oftentimes you may not be exactly clear about what you want. Write down your goal and carry it with you. Pull it out several times a day so you can be very clear about you want. Feel your passion as to recite your goal. This will help you increase your focus on exactly what you want.  The bottom line is nothing happens until you completely decide to do it.

Try this journal exercise. Pick one goal you would like to accomplish. Write down any information about the goal in as much detail as possible. Then list one small step to take toward the goal. Break through the fear barrier by taking action.

Have faith.

Faith can make or break achieving your goal. Faith is seeing the outcome of your goal in clear detail. If you are having difficulty seeing yourself at the end of your goal, you may have to create a short term goal first. When you can visualize the outcome in your mind’s eye, you will me so much more successful in achieving your goal.

Get unstuck.

Finish LineEveryone gets stuck at one time or another. The important part is not to stay in the rut very long. The quicker you take action and move forward, the less chance you will remain stuck.  Staying stuck can breed procrastination or other mind blocks that will keep you living in fear. Reach out to a trusted friend who will jump start your efforts again.

Take the first step.

It’s time to take action combined with faith. As much as you want to step outside the box and get out of this rut, nothing will happen without taking that first step. Moving forward can be scary. Keep your written goal and visualize yourself achieving the goal.

Taking that first step with break through your fear and get you well on your way to making your dream a reality. You’ll be so glad you took action – and you’ll be so proud of yourself when you celebrate at the finish line.

“We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre. “ – Uta Hagen

Stop settling for a mediocre life and use these tips to take action on your goals. No one enjoys being stuck and just going through the motions of life. Don’t let your fears hold you back. Get unstuck and start to live life to the fullest.

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