Are you feeling stuck in the Gap in your online business? Are you feeling like you hit a roadblock and nothing seems to be working? you're feeling like waving the white flag, giving up, not wanting to keep going.
Do me a favor and take a deep breath, sit back and relax and let's dive into why you are feeling this way. You may be deep in the notorious gap, a very uncomfortable and unrelenting part of life.
The Gap! How Do You Know if You're Stuck in it?
The gap feels like a prison sentence, and there could be a plethora of reasons why you are in the gap…
You are super frustrated because you have chipped away at this dream for so long that you thought was going to happen and it didn't come into fruition?
Then self doubt kicks in and you ask yourself the question of all questions.
Is there even a point to keep going on with my dream of building an online business?
First off, If you want to have success in your life, then, you better get rid of some of the thoughts in your brain that is holding you back.
Is Stinking Thinking Throwing You in the Gap?
Get rid of the stinking thinking that only you can hear inside your brain.
Getting rid of the negative thoughts in your mind is one of the biggest steps you can take to becoming successful in your life.
In order for your business to thrive, you have to thrive internally first.
There’s always a gap. It sits between who we are and who we strive to be.
It can feel like that gap is continually getting bigger, so that the farther we go, the farther the prize gets away from us.
The Gap is discouraging, and it can make it harder to pursue our dreams when they always feel so far out of sight. But you can’t let that stop you. Not now or ever. You have to continue to be persistent and keep going.
You owe it not only to yourself, but to others as well. Keep moving forward and claim the power your message has over the world and people around you.
People need to hear your story, and you need to speak it for them to listen to it. Don’t let the gap that stands between where you are at this very moment and where you want to stop you from chasing your dreams and unlocking your best self. Instead, seek the reason you were put on this earth to do!
Keep going and keep making great strides. The one way you will undoubtedly get there is by moving in a forward motion. That’s how you’ll close the gap and call your success to come.
If Being on the Wrong Path Causing You To Be Stuck in the Gap?
I always ask myself whether I’m on the right path, even though my thirst to succeed is incredible. However, I have often felt overextended, like I’m clinging for balance in a world that’s constantly changing around me.
It wouldn’t be a trial if it weren’t difficult. And if receiving what we wanted is meant to be easy, it wouldn’t be worth the gold at the end of the rainbow.
Besides, we would not be able to achieve what we want if we weren’t a little uncomfortable in pursuing our dreams.
So keep going. Keep being creative. Keep moving forward, yet always be aware of the gap. Truth be told, being stuck in the gap is not a fun place to be.
Tap into real-world expectations.
This one has been critical to me.
So how do you Tap into real-world expectations?
First off you need to stop listening to people that promise you quick results.
Tap into it by listening to the people and or person who has already traveled where you want to go. Listen to the person or people who know what works and how you will fall and not succeed along the way!
Also, stay away from the people who tell you how long your adventure is going to take before success, How in the world do they know that?
I can tell you that my first year I bought into the hype and it got me nowhere.
By listening to someone that you know has been through the trenches, and came out on top. Obviously you won't get an exact blueprint. What you will get is wisdom to help you create your own blueprint that will get you unstuck and out of the funk you are currently in.
Why are you doing this?
Losing the big picture in the busy everyday life is easy. But if you feel like quitting, then really try remembering why you are doing what you are doing. I find this is the best way to get out of the gap and back on track.
SO ASK YOURSELF WHY ARE YOU DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING?
Is it to financially support your family?
Live a healthier lifestyle, so you get to watch your kids grow up?
Travel the world and explore new and exciting things?
Write your answers to these questions in a notebook, and keep it close by!
Then, whenever you feel like waving that white flag, pull out your notebook with your most important why(s). It will be a game-changer for you!
It is always the darkest before dawn.
This idea has helped me to keep a grip when things have felt hopeless, and I felt like giving up and really not wanting to keep going.
When certain things seemed to be at the lowest spot with my business, with my gym life, or with my get up and go in life in general something always happened.
Quite often because being at that lowest point forced me to change how I did things. But maybe also because life always seems to have some kind of balance if I just keep pushing. If I just keep going instead of giving up and doing nothing, then something good always seems to happen.
Seeing this cycle strengthened my belief, and holding on, always reminding myself to keep going even on tough days, weeks or even months at a time.
When I have run into a bump in the road or a more extended rough patch these two things have been helpful:
I admire people who operate from a place of love and who have gone through the rigorous process of finding and articulating their purpose, whatever it may be.Caroline Ghosn
Keep it simple and take it back to the basics if your feel You're Stuck in the Gap
It is easy to become very overwhelmed by all the information out there about any change you can make in your life. That leads to confusion and trying to do too many things at once.
Learn more and make the correction in your direction. Reconnecting with the basics is an amazing thing to do! To look at how you are doing things, what results they are bringing in, and to compare it to how people who have done this sort of thing before me have done things.
Learn to be completely honest with yourself and admit that a shift in direction could be the reason you have fallen into a funk.
I often find it a great idea to take a step back and go back to the basics when I get stuck in the gap.
When I get into a funk mentally, I love to remind myself with these 4 words…
KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!
These 4 words are music to my ears, because I tend to over complicate things. So, I look in the mirror and remind myself to keep it simple stupid!
I promise you it is super refreshing to wake yourself up with those four fantastic words!
If you feel like quitting, that’s great. It means you’re intensely involved. Go ahead and feel like stopping. Just don’t actually leave. Instead, experience the power in that feeling. That’s your power. With that, you can do amazing things. What a shame it would be to walk away from it.
If Feel like quitting, you need to keep going! Significant success is right around the next corner.
Have you been stuck in the gap before, and how did you get through it?
I would love to hear your story or ideas below.