Plan to Stop Quitting Your Dreams

Work through the resistance


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Do you ever get stuck and wish you could just quit instead of pursuing your dreams? It’s a horrible situation to be in. Let’s see if we can work through it and move forward no matter how we feel.

The Problem

Sometimes we get overwhelmed with all the things we need to do. When we are faced with a long to-do list we can become discouraged and give up instead of doing anything.

Wasting time and giving up can look like writer’s block, procrastination, perfectionism, and anything else you find yourself doing instead of what you should be doing. Our inaction leads to feeling depressed, worthless, overwhelmed, sad, frustrated, and angry because we know we are letting ourselves and others down.

Handle the Situation

Acknowledge your feelings. Understand you are facing resistance from your mind because the mind chooses the easiest route and work is not easy.

Remind yourself of why you are doing what you are doing. Who are you serving? What will they be missing out on if you don’t get to work? Taking the focus off of ourselves can help us move forward.

Remember how good you will feel about your accomplishments when you have finished.

Work Through Resistance

Discouragement- Acknowledge you have lots to do. Make a plan for what needs to be accomplished first, what can wait, what can be dropped, and what you can get help with.

No plan?- make a plan. If a plan seems too difficult to figure out run it by someone who can help you get some clarity.

No progress?- Why? Are you wasting time on things that don’t matter? Can you choose the one thing that would move you forward the quickest and focus on that for a while? Stop putting out fires and make a strategic plan to move the work forward in the most effective way.

Too much to do?- Prioritize. Dump some of it. Push some to another day. Ask for help.

Don’t know what to do?- Ask someone for guidance. Get a mentor. Join a mastermind group of people who will encourage you and hold you accountable.

Journal- Journal what you are trying to accomplish and what is most important to make it happen.

Visualize- Take some time to visualize the project and how you want it to look in the future. What will get you there? Do that. Sometimes when we don’t know what to do we are actually overwhelmed and need to take a step back to see the bigger picture.

Let’s End This

We can choose to acknowledge that we are feeling resistance to what we are supposed to be doing. Then we can choose a response that doesn’t stop us from doing what we need to do.

How do you work through procrastination? Please share your tips with us.

Keeping working to be free in every area of your life.




Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.