The #1 Progress Trap (and How to Beat It)

The #1 Progress Trap
(and How to Beat It)

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I was on a call with one of my mentors, Brendon Burchard, and he was coaching the High Performance Habit "Productivity."

I felt like such an imposter, dragging my feet on a project and NOT being productive, at all. I finally said to him, "Honestly, I think there is something wrong with me cognitively. I coach this material. I am a supposed expert, but I just can’t seem to make the progress I want and that I know I deserve."

Brendon's response:

"Sheryl, do you believe in what you are doing, and are you all in?"

Ouch. The answer was no and no.

Total transparency, I was not 100% certain I could pull off what I was working towards at the time, AND I was not 100% committed to it either.

No brain injury or cognitive disability (that I know of:). Just lack of belief and commitment. So, after some soul searching, I re-evaluated and recommitted.

That’s when everything changed (... for the much better).

So, how do YOU avoid this same trap?

Practice believing that you are capable of achieving what you set out to do by:

  1. Surrounding yourself with the right people, a coach, colleague, friend or family members who will support, guide and cheer you on. 

  2. Thinking about what the end game is and how it will feel. Try and to this every day, and use all of your senses.

  3. Say what you want out loud as if it’s already happened, and state how you feel once you’ve arrived.

If you don’t believe that what you want is possible, you’ll have one foot out of the tub, and progress will likely be slow and frustrating at best. 

However, if you can consistently do the above by finding the right people, imagining your success and speaking your future truth out loud, you will have created a success plan and avoided the #1 progress trap. 

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