There comes a time in everyone’s life when they feel like they aren’t improving anymore. It can be your career, your studies, your sports or your hobbies. Being stagnant is something that many of us experience. This feeling becomes even more emphasized and pronounced when we compare our lives to other people. When we see how much they have progressed compared to us, we feel inadequate. This can sometimes lead to thinking negatively which is something that can stunt your growth even more. Thus, breaking your plateau becomes even more impossible.
Acquiring The Mindset For Breaking Your Plateau
What you may not be aware of is that everyone reaches this stalled point at some point in time. This is a normal process, and the solution is to change your mindset within. If you already reached your limit, then why not set the bar even higher? Your mind and body may have gotten used to the old set point so much so that it may be subconsciously blocking you from making progress. And you can easily just go ahead today and change that and allow yourself to start breaking your plateau.
The first part of this process involves acquiring new knowledge. When you reach a plateau, you may simply need to learn something new. Trying different techniques or learning new skills can work in incredible ways, and it is a great way to change your perspective. Your mind and body may be so accustomed to the old way of going about this, that you simply need a change in your approach.
The next step is to evolve and change. Imagine yourself as a caterpillar who is about to crawl into your cocoon in order to become a butterfly. This is a natural next step and it involves actually executing the change you have learned that you need to make. When you do get the answer about something new you can try, you can choose to employ this new strategy with trust and faith that it can get you to this new level. It might be as simple as changing your routine, changing your schedule, changing your environment, changing a habit, or the people you deal with. It might even mean changing the goal.
Sometimes, when you reach an impasse, you may just need a break. Take a day or two or a week off from pursuing or thinking about your goal. Sometimes pushing too vigorously, might be pushing the goal further away. Lighten up your grip and trust that you can achieve your goal.