Do you feel like you have stalled or reached your limit? Here are three ways to break through and get things moving onward and upward.
Just when you felt like you were making good progress, everything comes to a grinding halt. It becomes clearly apparent that what's worked before is no longer what works today. So you push harder and struggle and yet somehow the added effort has little or no impact.
Don't panic. Rarely is achievement a steady surge. Whether you are trying to grow your company to the next level, crank up the marketing to new heights, or take that next rise up the corporate ladder, plateaus are a frustrating yet natural part of the growth process.
There's no need for anguish. Why surrender to unknown forces when you can work your way through the obstacles and clear a path to success? Here are three methods to help you break on through to the other side.
1. Brutally Assess Your Weaknesses
Most are taught early on to focus on personal strengths. Chances are the plateau you have reached is the result of exceeding your experience and current talents. Now is the time to identify clearly what's missing in your skill-set. Make an excruciatingly honest list of all the things you are not doing well. Ponder them one by one, and create a list of three actions steps you can take to resolve each weakness. Assign a time-frame to each of these action steps so you can calendar a resolution plan. Learn Inc 500 Entrepreneur/Author Kevin Daum's remaining two tips.