Blogcast 22: Now For Plan A

Plan A means pushing through your resistance, to persist and to fight through the point of failure. There is no Plan B because Plan B would simply be to settle for less.

Check out the video below:

To read the original article, click on the title: The Last 10 Pushups

So to summarize:

  • In every project that is worth talking about, there will be a point where you want to quit, where you run head on into a wall of resistance and everything in the universe is telling you to give up.
  • The trick to getting past it is to change when you worry about it. Instead of waiting for it to happen, make it as real as possible ahead of time. Imagine it, feel it, and figure out well ahead of time what you will do when resistance appears.
  • The point of failure shouldn’t be dreaded; it should be celebrated because everything good will come after it. It’s the last ten push ups that do all the good.

Did you like this video? What challenges in the marketplace are you having that I can address in future Serious Shift Blogcast episodes? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thank you,

Dennis Moseley-Williams

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Comments (6)

Just what I needed today–thanks, Dennis!

Perfect. Then mission accomplished.
Before you start anything (anything) imagine the point in the future – you don’t know when, but you can probably guess what will lead you to it – when you know you will want to bail. Make it as real as possible now, when the idea of it isn’t so scary. Wear it. Try your best to feel it. Make it as real as possible. Now, what are you going to do to fix it? Walk yourself through it. If you have to, write it down. You will get to that point – if you’re lucky – and when you do, you will know you have already been here before.

I’m such an optimist, at the outset of just about anything I cram down thoughts about those potential negative, scary outcomes…like my financial planning business taking far longer to attract the right clients (or any clients!) than I had projected. But you’re absolutely right–I know exactly what those things are that are going to make me want to quit. Now I just need to deliberately turn my energy from pushing those thoughts aside to examining them. I can imagine the details. I can feel what it’s like to be in the middle of it. And I love to solve problems, so I can come up with a fix or two. Thanks for the insight, Dennis!

Try as best you can to put yourself at that future point of failure. Sit with it, and feel it. What will I do when … This success thing takes some work.

Fantastic! I have been thinking about that forthcoming failure – perfect reminder to start planning for it NOW!

Its essential and just so you know – I had to face my point of failure two days ago. I realized that this one big project I have that is driving me crazy and literally causing me fits is right at the point of failure. I remembered Tom saying “you realize that at one point we are going to wish we never started this …” I am right there, right now.
Now, I’m going to lean into it.
Be well Dana. DMW

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