The New Year is off and ROLLIN, and as we progress this year we want to progress in certain areas of our lives. In order to make significant progress, we must remain aggressive in following our goals and objectives that have been proactively set before us.
To remain aggressive, it’s best to stay in a state of continuous improvement. But how do we continuously improve when there are difficulties in front of us, behind us, and on each side of us? Well…you’ve come to the right place because that’s exactly what we want to focus on today!
The way we remain focused on our goals is by proactively handling our mental and emotional triggers. Triggers. We all have them. You may have never heard this word used in this capacity before, but you innately know exactly what it means. Triggers are the situations, people, or emotions that put us in a less resourceful state and steals our progressive momentum.
Let me share something with you. The most successful people know how to deal with their personal triggers. They do not “wing it”. Successful people know how to either avoid triggers or have a devised course of action that keep them in a productive state even when they run across their triggers.
Before you can deal with your triggers, you have to become aware of your own personal triggers. This gives you a fighting chance to actually do something about it, instead of being helpless. Here are a few questions to ponder:
1. Who or what are triggers that make me unproductive or upset?
2. How can I positively deal with people or situations when I get upset?
3. What support do I need to turn this into a positive habit?
You are not doomed to keep running into the same impediments in life. You can stay focused on your goals by identifying your triggers and planning a response that benefit you. It takes some practice, but if you can master this technique you can pay yourself huge dividends…and who doesn’t want to get paid?!?!
Remember, self-inflicted wounds only happen when you allow people to pull your trigger.
~Be Inspired and Live You!
Coach Dwayne L.
Coach Dwayne L. is a Certified Life Coach. Feel free to Follow, Like, Comment, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.