In almost every sport, players and coaches can call a time when they need to regroup. Timeouts allow the team to re-strategize after a mistake or rally to ensure a victory. Timeouts are necessary!
Do you need to take a timeout from the everyday stress and strains? Have you recently lost a job or had a life-altering change that requires you to reassess your life? Do you need to step-up the progress against your goals?
If you aren’t where you want to be, but are striving to get there, here are three things to consider during your timeout:
1. You have to developed the heart of a champion. Successful athletes put in the work and picture themselves winning the trophy long before the games begin. Can you truly picture yourself becoming the person you want to be, because if you can see it you can achieve it. Living the life of your dreams is closer then you realize. Have you put forth the effort to make your dreams a reality? One of the greatest keys to winning is believing that you can, meaning believing in yourself. Then it’s time to work, the Bible tells us that “Faith without works is dead”.
2. You need the right people in your starting line up. Is your life better because of the people on your team? Are they contributors that you can count on in a clutch? If not, then maybe it’s time to make a few substitution and/or permanent trades.
You need to developed a winning strategy. Stating your intentions isn’t enough. Develop and execute the plays that will move you from where you are to where you want to be. Make sure your goals are S.M. A. R. T. – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Sensitive.