What to Do When You Feel Discouraged

Everyone feels discouraged at some point when things don't go as planned, or when obstacles seem to appear from nowhere.

Have you ever felt discouraged? Or experienced a setback where you start doubting your ability to get what you want? Everyone feels discouraged at some point when things don't go as planned, or when obstacles seem to appear from nowhere.

However, what you do at such times is critical. Get motivated, and start moving forwards again with greater confidence, energy, vitality and determination.

Hi, this is Mike Pettigrew, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur since 1987 and I help ordinary people achieve extraordinary goals, but not in the way you might think. Now in this short video, we're going to look at what to do when you feel discouraged. Do you ever feel discouraged? Do you ever go for your goals or try to achieve something? And it's just - you experience setbacks and you end up feeling really disencouraged -discouraged and disempowered. We all do. Everybody does. But what's - what you do at those times where you feel discouraged is of huge importance. Okay? So we'll look at the - several ways to - to overcome the times when you're discouraged. Okay? So first of all, do these things. These are very, very simple strategies and tools. Firstly, acknowledge how you feel. Don't suppress it, and think ah you know - just push it away. No, no, no.

Get a piece of paper and pen. Write down and acknowledge how you feel, how it makes you feel, this feeling of discouragement, why, why it's happening, what's, what's stopping you and how it's making you feel. Very, very simple. So it's important, first of all, to acknowledge it. Secondly, then deeply realize that all worthwhile goals have setbacks. You know, if you study the lives of the most influential people in the world, the people who have transformed society, if you study their lives, they've had enormous setbacks. In fact, the most success - the more successful someone is the more setbacks they've had, and you know, highly successful people fail more than most people. So don't let stumbling at the first hurdle stop you. Pick yourself up, dust yourself down and keep going. Just realize that other people have been discouraged as well, but they've kept going. Okay, so all worthwhile goals have setbacks.

Third, do gratitude exercise. Do a gratitude exercise because it opens the door of possibility. Once again, I've talked about gratitude in so many of my videos and gratitude really opens the door. It's like a magnet. It pulls into your life all sorts of amazing possibilities, but resentment and complaint and begrudging a situation just keeps everything pushed away. It keeps the doors of possibility closed. So do a simple gratitude exercise. You'll feel very differently after doing it. That - that sense of feeling discouraged will start to shrink. Also, write - this is a great one. Write out 10 reasons why you must keep moving forwards. This is a way of squeezing out of your own mind - tapping into your subconscious mind, mind tapping into your own inner wisdom. Do this write - force yourself to write out 10 reasons why you must keep moving forwards. And you know what? Ideas will come to you that you hadn't thought of before.

You'll come up with all sorts of really strong reasons that you may not have even considered. Do this. The act of doing it stimulates your creativity and you find amazing ways. In fact, you'll probably find you, you can really come up with 20 reasons for why you must keep moving forward, but 10 is enough. So also write out your 10 life's biggest goals. Focusing on the bigger things that you want to achieve in your life can get you excited again and you'll want that excitement - because it can - it can reduce the feelings of being discouraged dramatically. Very simple, very simple things. One other thing - stay motivated by reading the words of great people. Everyone on this planet, no matter what they achieve in life will feel discouraged multiple times. We all do at various different junctures, but when we are constantly reading the words of great people it - it means that we will be discouraged a lot less and at times when we are feeling discouraged, it will pick us up and get the momentum moving again.

Very, very simple strategies but huge results. So I just want to say that if you are ready to get to your next level of success, abundance, freedom, and wealth, check out the Ultimate Success Club at AchieveGoalsFast/USC. Now, this is my monthly success coaching program. We get together online like this once a month. I'm in front of the camera just like this with my clicker and my screen and I teach high-performance success strategies, tools, and techniques that have been scientifically proved to work. So there's no guesswork needed here. These are the things, these are the strategies, tools, and techniques that are so easy to implement, but they move the needle the most. So no matter what it is that you want to achieve in your life, whether you are the CEO of $1 billion firm or a student, or whatever - whatever it is that you want to achieve, no matter where you are right now, this program, this monthly coaching program will help you get there far more quickly. And frankly, if you don't take action, if you don't start using a system that's scientifically proved to work to achieve your goals - then this time next year, nothing much may have changed, nothing much may have changed. So please take this opportunity. At least check it out! It's at AchievedGoalsFast.com/USC. So thank you so much for watching and I hope you've enjoyed this. If you have, share it with your friends or give it a like, I look forward to speaking with you again very soon. Bye. Bye.

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