Recognize When It’s Time To Demolish and Time To Rebuild

Have there been moments lately when you look around and wonder how you got where you are now in your life, career or business? If things are working well, then feel grateful and abundant and keep doing what you are doing and being who you are being. However, it may be that nothing seems to be working, you are making little or no progress and you are not having any fun or feeling good about who you are or what you are doing. If things seem to be falling apart, it may be time to demolish and rebuild.

What does this look like? When you demolish a building, even though the site looks disorganized, the demolition is accomplished with planning and precision. Whether you are demolishing a project, situation or relationship in your life, career or business, it is important to plan and implement the demolition with considerable care, communication and concentration. When there is a demolition of an old building, part of the structure is salvaged so it can be used in the new structure. What do you want to salvage from your demolition? Make sure that you keep what is working and only demolish what is not working. You may find during the process of planning the demolition that this is not a project, situation or relationship that you want to demolish and that it may be saved with some hard work and commitment from you and others.

Often, when you are feeling disinterested, disappointed and discouraged, you will rush to plan and implement the demolition without thinking about what you want to rebuild in its place. It’s important to have both a rebuilding vision and plan finalized before you begin the demolition plan. Why? First you want to know where you are going before you leave where you are. Second, you want no gaps as they can be costly and counterproductive. Third, there may be things that you want to salvage from the demolished project, situation or relationship and incorporate in the rebuilding such as: lessons learned, knowledge gained, experience acquired as well valued clients, friends, contacts, supporters, and colleagues.

Once both your demolition and rebuilding plans are completed, it’s time to begin the demolition process. Keep looking forward and avoid looking backward. You may have some second thoughts about what you are demolishing. Ask yourself: am I salvaging this because it is best for me or because I am plagued by fear, guilt or regret? If it is the former, then it is worth salvaging; if it is the latter, then it must be part of the demolition. It is important to recognize that your demolition is for the best and accept that there will be short-term pain for long-term gain. Any negative feelings will slowly be replaced by positive feelings of relief, excitement and anticipation as you complete your demolition plan and begin to implement your rebuilding plan. You will have closed the door on an old chapter and opened the door on a new chapter in your life, career or business.


About The Motivator Minute

The Motivator Minute is written by "The Motivator" who for the past 18 years has been a motivational and leadership coach for business, life and career. She offers her international clientele a creative approach to coaching, training and promoting. Her greatest strength is that she gives her clients her energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, experience, a commitment to their success and an abundance of creative ideas. She is a coach, leader, facilitator and motivational speaker who supports, encourages and motivates individuals to make positive and lasting changes in their personal and professional lives. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs who want to achieve greater success through increased business and personal visibility and credibility; with individuals who are experiencing career and life transitions and with an organization’s leaders so that they can do and be their best on the job and in their lives. Please note that all material on this blog is original and copyright protected. Copyright 2011 The Motivator All rights reserved.
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