5 Tips To Overcome Discouragement, Distraction & Derailment

If you have been called to do something, or if you have been giving a vision to be, create, or provide something great, 9 times out of 10, you’ve faced discouragement, distraction, and even derailment. 

What is the difference between people who never fulfill their calling and people who reach their mark and go beyond? Glad you asked! 

  1. Have a plan you can execute
  2. Face your fear of failure head on. Everyone does it, so fail early and learn from your mistakes.
  3. Overcome comparison or the need to fit in. Focus on what makes you unique.
  4. Let go of a perfectionist mindset. Accept your human flaws! Embrace them and realize you will improve the more you do a certain task.
  5. Link up with purpose pushing partners aka accountability partners:

You must use discernment here because you can’t tell your goals, dreams and visions to just anyone. 

They must be a like minded, passion driven individual that can help you maximize your greatness without feeling small themselves. 

Your PPP (purpose pushing partner) isn’t a small minded person who gets jealous, discourages you, is overly critical, or tells you all the reasons it won’t work. Or even worse, takes all your ideas and tries to make it their own. 

Oh and how can I forget the people that “oh okayyyy” you, but never check up, support, or ask how they can help. These are the people that are quick to put a size on your blessings, gifts, and talents.

They won’t succeed at your calling because it doesn’t belong to them! God trusted you to bring it forth. 

J.D. Gailliard, 2021

Important key word here is partner. That means energy matches energy! You can’t go looking for all this support and positivity if you aren’t willing to give it back. You must never forget that YOU are responsible for making it happen. You can’t look to everyone else to do the work that you aren’t even willing to do.

This isn’t a one up buddy, but a partner that wants to see you win just as much if not more than you do. 

Lastly, keep in mind who will benefit from you being obedient to your calling or purpose. Think about the individual that needs to hear your words, receive your services, work with your team, buy your life changing products, or just be inspired or encouraged by the life you live to find their own purpose in life. When you manifest your dreams, calling, or purpose, it opens doors for so many who are depending on your success. 

Sometimes, the biggest hurdle to overcome is YOU! Your own fears of failure and ideas of perfection lead to discouragement, which allows you to become easily distracted by the smallest things. Boom! Just like that, your vision and purpose are derailed. How long this time?

It might be time for you to clean house. Not only with your thoughts, but also the company you keep. Do you have purpose pushers in your life? Are you telling all your visions to people who would be scared to even dream as big as you? Are you willing to remove certain people from your team.

Just because you lost me as a friend doesn’t mean you gained me as an enemy. I’m bigger than that. I still wanna see you eat, just not at my table.

Tupac Shakur

As a Life Coach, I want to see everyone win. I realize that it’s not always easy to put a plan together, execute it, remain encouraged and be motivated to complete it. We all could use support to overcome discouragement, distractions, and derailments. That’s where I step in. I can help you assess your visions and goals, and help you design SMART goals. It’s my duty to hold you accountable and provide support from start to finish. It’s my desire to push you beyond just being good, but to see you living a purpose filled abundant life. I can also connect you to people that can help you get things moving in the right direction. You need a wellness coach? Got it! Business Financing? Got it! Buying a home? Got it! Help starting a legitimate business? Got it! Click here to sign up for a FREE 30 minute consultation call and let’s get started on making your visions and goals a reality!

Published by Zora O | Doula, Life Coach, & Content Creator

I am on a mission to live my life with purpose, while helping others do the same. I work one on one with individuals as a mindset & accountability coach and with families as a childbirth & postpartum doula. I am passionate about sharing my life, personal growth, wellness progression, and even my most delicate journey of all, fertility. We are all on a journey going somewhere. Where are you going and how can I support you along the way?

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