Being In A Rut Of Any Kind Can Become A Very Serious Situation Because Of The Following Important Facts!
When I initially entered the world of business and entrepreneurship, I had voluntarily stepped out of a situation where I had tremendous control over nearly all aspects of my daily routines and activities.
As an engineer, I had difficult and challenging assignments to resolve most days, but I had no issues deciding how I would approach their solutions. In addition, all of the resources (manpower, equipment, materials, etc) that I needed to solve these problems were always readily available to me.
A major responsibility that I accepted when entering the business world was to devote significant amounts of each day communicating with other entrepreneurs who were struggling to develop their own successful businesses.
Before I realized it, I had “inherited” hundreds of concerns, fears, mistakes, and anxieties that were being dumped on me by nearly every entrepreneur I had communicated with since day one! This realization hit me like the proverbial “ton of bricks”.
I absolutely was dedicated to helping each and every one of these entrepreneurs – but as an engineer, I understood one reality about solving any problem. That reality is that no problem can be completely solved unless you deal with their associated constraints.
For example, in order to solve a problem, you must consider also why the problem exists in the first place. So, it took very little time for me to become “head over heels and completely loaded” with business issues but, also with personal issues that had to be resolved for each and every one of these struggling entrepreneurs. It was crazy!
Their problems were not all the same. Some were similar to a certain degree, but never so similar that one solution would help all of them. So, I found myself struggling with all of their individual struggles and they were announcing and dumping more new struggles on me much faster than I was able to solve even their old struggles.
Close Friends And Allies Can Save Your Sanity!
A close friend from my engineering days came to my rescue. He contacted me and indicated that he had just flown his family to my area. He indicated that they would be spending their vacation near my office, so we were able to have lunch together one day.
He was very quick to tell me that my temperament was a bit different than he remembered from the old days. So, after describing my frustrations and pressures I had recently acquired, he asked me a life-changing question. I now will pose that same question to you.
What’s the difference between a rut and a grave?
The answer is – “Just about an inch!”
Here is what he said to me . . .
“When you are in a rut, there is always the possibility that you can get out of it by applying sheer effort and strategy. But, the deeper the rut becomes, there will be a point at which you cannot get out of it. Your rut will now be TOO DEEP. That rut then becomes a grave.”
When I realized the truth in what my friend had said, I became seriously motivated to get out of my rut. The result was that I began developing what became my escape strategy. This escape strategy was the basis of how my current strategy was created.
This is a powerful and personalized strategy. Not only can it get you out of a rut, but it can also show you how to build a bridge from where you are now to where you would like to go.
It will become your strategy once you fully understand how to use it. But, you must truly want to apply it to your personal situation.
About The Author:
Sherman Hunter and SDK Hunter Consulting Group staff consultants provide global moneymaking opportunities and proprietary strategies that quickly accelerate business activity. You may familiarize yourself with these unique concepts by visiting the SDK Hunter Consulting Group blog located at: http://sdkhunter.com
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