This is an excerpt from my appearance on BlogTalkRadio’s show On the Dean’s List, with host Dean la Douceur.
In this five minute clip, Dean and I talk about:
- Hitting a plateau in your journey toward your goals – and what you can do about it.
- The concept of “creative tension” and what this means when you’re stuck at a plateau.
- Exploring a new vision for the future to re-motivate you.
- What to do when the people around you are uncomfortable with you changing.
- The book Influencer: The Power to Change Anything and the power of different types of support.
Simply click below to play the audio file:
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If you’d like to hear the whole of my interview with Dean la Douceur (37 minutes), please click here to visit the Podcasts page on my Barry Demp Coaching website. You can listen to it online or download it.
“You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.”
– Charles Kettering, former head of research at General Motors
I’ve been learning about the differences between introverts and extroverts in relationship to their various routes to achievement. Given the quote above, you would be correct in assuming that extroverts would probably stub their toe a bit more often. Introverts tend to be a bit more cerebral and cautions about the steps they take, to apparently avoid some missteps.
Regardless of whether you are an introvert or extrovert, Kettering emphasizes the need to act if we wish to move our lives forward
Ask friends, family members and colleagues for feedback regarding your propensity for action. Are you more of a ready-aim-shoot or a ready-shoot-aim person? Hopefully you are not a ready-aim-aim-aim-aim kind of individual!
“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”
– Zig Ziglar, best-selling author and motivational speaker
Have you ever tried to cross a small stream on rocks that were sticking out of the water? In my youth, we had this opportunity at summer camp and in the Boy Scouts. In both cases, we found some of the stones already in place – and in both cases, we needed to place other stones of the appropriate size and shape at the right distance to ensure our successful journey to the other side.
I like Zig Ziglar’s choice of foundation stones to stand upon: they are big, solid and stable.
What additional foundation stones would you add to this list, which will provide you with the additional footholds you need to help you on your journey?