In every life, at some point of time, for some period of time, one’s motivation may fade, focus may blur, your drive gets stuck in neutral or a low gear. In short, one finds oneself on a plateau. Often, momentum or a surge of self-discipline carries me through but when I find myself lingering longer, I look for ways to use the time to recharge, renew, and rejuvenate. One critical thing I do, even when energy levels are low, is to commit to certain ‘maintenance minimums’ to ensure I do not regress, that I remain ready to respond, in shape, mentally and physically.

Maintenance Minimums

Read Daily: Inspirational/Growth

Exercise Regularly: Move the Body!/Sweat is good for the Soul

Journal Faithfully: Continue to reflect, grow in self-awareness

Stay Prepared/Be Ready: Know that the call will come, the Sun will rise, the motivation will return, the gears will engage.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

Closing Quotes:

“Everyone plateaus. It is what you do next that counts.” – Noah Kegan

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.” – W. Clements Stone

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier