The view is great when you are on top, but what do you do when you have hit a plateau?
A plateau is a level that is considered to be relatively high, again awesome view! However, it is a level you cannot seem to pass. You have enjoyed the view long enough and know there is higher ground to reach yet, here you are, stuck. What do you do to pass the plateau?
Number one, remember why you started. In 1 Samuel 17:26 (NKJV) We are informed that in the face of the giant's threats, David spoke to those who stood by him, saying: "What will you do to the man who defeats this Philistine and will take away the reproach of Israel? "You would think that the prize was the motivation for throwing himself to the giant but no, the next part of this verse he says because:" Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, to provoke the squads of the living God? " In front of all the giants that would appear to him. Faced with all the delays and mistakes, David did not stop, why? Because before taking his action, he remembered why he started.
Number two, you have to decide. In the face of the inconstancy and insecurity of the people, Joshua rose to remind them why the trip was undertaken. The promised land: a place of peace, security, and victory in Jehovah. But after his speech, Joshua said in 24: 14-15 (NKJV) "Now, therefore, fear the Lord, and serve him with integrity and in truth; and remove from among you the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river, and in Egypt; and serve Jehovah. And if it seems bad to you to serve Jehovah, choose you today whom you will serve; whether to the gods whom your fathers served, when they were on the other side of the river, or to the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell; but I and my house will serve Jehovah. " This statement changes everything. Saying I am determined to do what you want to do, say what you want to say, go where you want to go but I am determined! Verse 16 teaches us what was the response of the people to a determined man "the people answered and said: Never should such a thing happen" it seems that they too had decided.
"The next level is going to require from you a clear vision of why started. It demands that you be decided and it won't accept you the way you are."
Number one remember why you started. There will be moments in your life where you'll get so wrapped up in the troubles that surround you, you'll forget why you embarked on your journey, to begin with. Number two, you must decide. Decide that while you aren't seeing the desired outcome at the moment, you're at least in the right direction. Thomas Edison once said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
The question here is: how do you pass the plateau? Even after you have remembered why you started and even after you have decided that you will proceed forward, after all of this, how do we pass the plateau?
Number three, you need to change. A new level calls for new a strategy, a new vision, a new desire, a new passion and you know why you embarked on this journey and you have decided that you will proceed, but the only way to pass the plateau is to realize "this me ain't good enough for the summit!" Blood, sweat, and tears are the three easy payments you must make in order to obtain that which your desire. However, if it were easy many would have already reached the summit, but the reason why they have not is because it is not. It is not enough for you to remember why you started, nor is it enough for you to decide that regardless of what's going on you will continue forward, you have to change.
For some reason, many people view change as a negative thing. When a person gets married and does not hang out with their friends as before, they say "you've changed." When a person gets a promotion and this allows a financial growth and lifestyle change, many may feel resentment and say "you've changed." The issue is not what they are saying, but rather the attitude the person in question takes, which is almost always to put on display how they have not changed.
It has been said that in order to grow you must step outside of your comfort zone, I believe something a little different. I think that you must step out of your circle. Your comfort zone may en when you speak to that uncle you haven't seen in years but that does not mean they are not part of your circle, your tribe. Step outside of that tribe, into uncharted territories, it is there you will find people that have can help you reach your next level.
The next level is going to require from you a clear vision of why started. It demands that you be decided and it won't accept you the way you are, you must change and change equals growth. We strongly suggest that you surround yourself with people that will nourish your vision. There are those who are native to the plateau, they live there and are comfortable in the plate, after all, there is a nice view. however, if you want to pass the plateau you are going to have to wave goodbye to the people of the plague. This requires change.