How to Keep Going: 5 Ways to Refuel
How to Keep Going: 5 Ways to Refuel
How do we keep going? We all get discouraged and we all run out of fuel. I am going to give you 5 ways to will allow you to refuel when you seem exhausted. We get exhausted, we get frustrated by the problems of the day. Work can sometimes overwhelm us. We come home and there are family problems, we can have financial problems. There are employee problems if you are a leader. Even if you are leading a family, there are still family problems. We can go on vacation and run into problems. Our room is not ready and we can run into all types of problems where ever we go. Sometimes those problems beat upon the ship of our lives and the vessel of life and cause to lose steam and energy. Today I want to inspire you and give you some great tips that are going to help you with how to keep going.
What do you do when you are just about out of steam? When you don’t feel like getting up in the morning? When you don’t feel like getting your foot out of the bed to start your day? When you don’t feel like working out and exercising? When you don’t feel like eating right? When you don’t feel like working on your relationships? How do we keep going?
That’s what this session is about. I am excited to share some great tips with you.
Let’s get started…
Manage Your Emotional State.
The number one way to be able to refuel yourself is to manage your emotional state. Let me say it again, you must be able to manage your emotional state.
If you are always in a state of frustration, always in a state of anger, always in state of sadness or feeling sorry for yourself, if you are always in a state of someone has disappointed me and you walk around with a state of depression, you can’t continue to grow. You will run out of steam and fuel because your emotional state is out of control. Have you seen a person that can’t get a handle on themselves? If you want to be able to keep going, if you don’t want to run out of steam and hit that roadblock or wall of life that stops you from making progress, you have to be able to manage your emotional state.
How do we manage our emotional state? One way is that we must take care of our physical bodies and our physiology. We have to be able to exercise and workout. Did you know that when you workout, exercise, put your gym shoes, go outside and take that walk, it allows you to reset your mental button and your mental focus. Often times we need to make a shift in our physiology and a shift in our body that will then allow us to be able to make a shift in our emotions and in our mind.
We can’t allow things that are coming upon, beating upon us, and the waves of life that are crashing against our vessel to cause us to capsize by destroying ourselves and allow our emotions to be out of control. Look at the recent death of the comedian that that played Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams), he took his life because he could not manage his emotional state. He made millions of people laugh across the country with all the videos and comedy that he offered to us on television and behind the screen.
But inside he was going through an internal battle. He was surrounded by people, but still lonely and not able to manage his emotional state and as a result his not with us today.
Robin Williams is not with us today because he couldn’t manage his emotional state and took his own life. How many times have we heard this tragic story played out again and again? Money is not the solution, fame is not the solution, and being surrounded by people is not the solution. In order to keep going and not call it quits, we have to be able to manage our emotional state. We have to stay in charge of our emotions and not let what other people say to us or other environments we step into to consume us where we come home with problems and we don’t have way to get rid of stress and stress eats us away.
I want to inspire you today that you keeping going, manage your state and don’t pull the plug. Don’t pull the plug on your relationships, don’t pull the plug on your dreams, and don’t pull the plug on your career. Don’t pull the plug of life. Don’t call it quits. Don’t take your own life because you say you can’t deal with the pressure. You must strengthen your emotional state. Fix the state of your mind. When you feel depression coming on, go and do that workout, take those moments of meditation or prayer, do whatever it takes to get yourself out of that state of frustration and disappointment and get back into the game of life. Watch your emotional states.
Where do you live emotionally? Do you live in state of depression everyday? Do you live in a state where you wake up and you are looking for the worst thing to happen? Do you live in a state where you are self-sabotaging? Do you feel everything is going wrong and nothing seems to be going right in your life? What emotional state are you living in? What emotional house have you built around yourself? How you see the world and your belief system is affected by your emotional state.
Keeping going today. Don’t give up on your dreams, your life, your ambitions, your career or your relationships. You must manage your emotional state. Here is number two…
Rediscover Your Why.
I know you have heard it before but I want you to really think about this. We often go for the how to.
How do I get that promotion? How do I get that raise? How do I make this better? But we never consider our why. I want to ask you a question today. What is your why? Why do you get up every day and go to the same job? Why do you provide for your family? Why do you put up with stress and struggle? Why do you do the things that you do? What is our inner why? What is your drive and motivation? Is it your family? It might be that you want to provide for them. It might be that you have an ambition to accomplish something great. You may have a certain ladder you want to reach on the corporate scale. You might be striving for something. What is your why?
What allows us to refuel ourselves, get back in the game and not feel like quitting is that we have to go back and rediscover our why. Why are we here? You were not just placed on this planet to exist and float by, but you were placed here for a purpose and for a reason. You were placed here to make a dent in this universe. So what is your why? Maybe it’s your family. You know for me it’s my need to take care of my family and provide the best life that I can for them. My why is in the fulfillment of doing these videos because I want to speak into your life. I care about people. I care about making change and transformation in the lives of others. I’m passionate about that.
I am driven to do videos while others are sleeping, I can work hard while others want to quit. You have to discover your why and tap into why you exist. What have to ask what is important for me? I want you to sit down today and write down a list of the things that are important in your life. Write down if its family, or if it’s a certain level you want to achieve, or if it’s a goal. Maybe it’s someone who has passed away and you want their life to be lived vicariously through you. What is your why?
Are you living for someone else or are you living for your own expectations? I challenge you today to know that the number two way to refuel yourself and to keep going when discouragement comes and to keep going when depression comes, you have to stop, backup and rediscover your why. Why am I doing what I am doing? Why am I going to make this decision? What is driving my emotions and my emotional state? Rediscover you why. Let’s move on…
The enemy of progress is distraction. It is not that we are afraid, it is not that we don’t have ability, it’s not that we don’t have enough resources, it’s that we are not resourceful. We often don’t take the time to focus on what we need to be doing. We do what is called, “multi-tasking.” With multi-tasking we are a little bit good at this and a little bit good at