Sometimes you’re going to feel stuck or blocked. You’ll be in a holding pattern on a plateau. And we all know that plateaus are bad, right? It means you’re lazy or stupid, and you’re not evolving and growing. But is all that really true?
And sometimes not. No one, absolutely no one can be on a continuous upward trajectory. Not LeBron James in basketball, not Garry Kasparov in chess, not Maya Angelou in poetry, and not you in whatever your jam is. Sometimes you need a breather to regroup and gather your wits. And sometimes there is a very valuable purpose for being in a plateau…
Because you are turning new behaviors into habits.
And if that’s the case, you’re accomplishing something essential and significant. So stop beating yourself up when you’re in a plateau. Sometimes that’s exactly where you need to be.
Just don’t live there.
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