Finding Your Breakthrough

leadership mindset and goals personal development Oct 20, 2021

A breakthrough is an "aha" moment. It is also the act of overcoming an obstacle that permits the achievement of a particular goal. Finally, it is simply turning the impossible into the possible. Therefore, finding your breakthrough is necessary if you will thrive in any area of your life, be it business, relationship, health, professional, financial, or spiritual. Here are three steps in finding your breakthrough.

Step 1: Decide what you want

The only way to get what you want is first to decide what you want. In the process of deciding what you want, ensure you know exactly why you want it. Then, let your "why" be to realize that goal for the benefit of someone you love and who depends on you for the result. People who have often gotten what they want have repeatedly said they did it for someone else, such as a parent, child, spouse, or someone they love.

Step 2: Develop a strategy

A strategy is a plan of action designed for the achievement of your set goals or objectives. Generally, when you are met with an obstacle, it's an indication that your current strategies aren't working and that you may need to become more resourceful. This reality may mean finding people who have achieved what you would like to achieve and asking how they did it. You may also find the services of a mentor or a coach to be helpful.

Step 3: Change your mindset

As a child growing up, my mother would often tell us, "belief kills and belief cures." If your state of mind is seething in negative self-belief, you may be hijacking your progress and getting in the way of a breakthrough. On the contrary, the right belief system can propel you to new heights. Hence if you believe that you can, you are halfway there. As Epictetus puts it, "First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do."

So for you to find your breakthrough, decide what you want, develop a strategy and change your mindset. Therefore, whenever you meet with an obstacle, choose to have a breakthrough rather than a breakdown.