Have you ever found yourself thoroughly excited about something one moment and in the blink of an eye, disappointed about it. I get it, I’ve been there and that’s how I felt when I had to cancel a 60-day challenge I had announced days before due to an accidental meeting between my knee and a concrete patio last week. I was so disappointed. However, I decided to use this setback as an opportunity to share a few things with you.
6 Steps to Regroup
- Regroup. Give yourself time to feel your feelings and then move on to the next thing.
- Choose. Not being able to do the thing you thought you were going to do doesn’t mean you can’t do anything at all.
- Decide. With the next thing chosen, make decisions about the new plan, what needs to happen first, second, and so on.
- Schedule. Grab your planner or calendar and pencil in your action steps. Pencil–you are allowed to change your plan, this doesn’t have to be chiseled in concrete.
- Track. Make note of your progress and take time to acknowledge your progress.
- Finish. When you are DONE, (all caps because this is a BIG deal) be sure to celebrate.
A change of plans doesn’t have to be an end to everything you have planned. Some minor endings are simply new beginnings. It’s okay to start again and plan a new ending for this chapter.
Since I was not be able to start the 60-day challenge I had planned at this time, a long, hard look at the list at my goals and some key pointers from a goal related blog by Kelly Thorne Gore of iBloom, opened my eyes to an alternate route. Solutions are my specialty. I made a decision to move blogging and emails up in priority (probably where they should have been) on my list of things I want to accomplish in 2019 using the steps above. And yes, I penciled in my dates for both for the rest of this year.
Shifting gears can be challenging and not being able to do what you thought you were going to do can feel like a big disappointment, but remember God’s right there with you and His plans are always way better than anything we can dream up on our own. How have you moved from being stuck in disappointment in the past? Did you have a specific strategy, plan, or process? I’d love for you to share what has worked for you on my Facebook page, Kim S. Hawkins, Life Coach.