When was the last time you woke up excited and eager to tackle a goal and make your dream come true? When did you lose that feeling? And why?
If you don't know, you're not alone. It happens to everybody at some time or another. At the heart of that loss of momentum is the pressure we put on ourselves to feel motivated all the time. If we don't feel inspired, we chastise ourselves. We say things like, "What’s wrong with me?" "Why can’t I stick to anything?" "I am a failure; I can’t do anything right."
But guilt and pressure actually dry up creativity. We need to recognize that life is cyclical, and there are seasons for everything. Yes, sometimes it's important to charge forward even when it gets difficult. If you have clearly defined goals and you still want those things, you might just need to push through this plateau. On the other hand, if you're feeling overwhelmed or uncertain about why you're doing what you're doing, it's OK—even necessary—to take a step back and reassess. If you're in that place of doubt, ask yourself these questions: