Even the most successful people in the world often fall prey to self-doubt, energy drain and complete lack of motivation.
This may arise out of successive failures at attempting something, the absence of a support network, or even from words spoken by someone you care about.
When you read the biographies of some of the most successful people in the world (e.g. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Condoleezza Rice, and even Roman Emperors, Genghis Khan), you will come across countless times when they too suffered from lack of motivation and drive.
And I’m certainly no exception: even though I immerse myself every day in expanding my toolset for high performance, including energy management and mental strength, there are times when I just feel like sitting in front of the TV and zoning out.
Bottom line: it happens to everyone, and trying to talk your way out of it by sheer willpower just doesn’t work.
What you need then is “tools” you can use, steps you can take, to put your mindset back on track.
Here are the 5 steps I recommended to a very successful friend who couldn’t get out of a “slump”.