In my new book, I define the term, Dumpster Moments, “as sustained negative situation that keeps you down and prevents your from reaching your potential.” I came up with that term out of my own experience of being inside a real dumpster hauling and placing garbage inside a box truck, driving to the local landfill, and dumping it there. Needless to say, this was not the kind of life I wanted. This became my very first Dumpster Moment.
Have you ever gone through anything like that? When was the last time you felt like something or someone was putting you inside a Dumpster Moment? Perhaps it’s something you’re struggling with right now.
Everyone experiences Dumpster Moments. I don’t care who you are. You could be CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or a regular employee at that same company. You could be extremely wealthy or extremely poor, an immigrant or native born. Your level of education, social status, religion, color, or race doesn’t exempt you from experiencing Dumpster Moments. Dumpster Moments can be limiting, humiliating, painful, lonely, and demoralizing.
However, there’s a way out of the dumpster; you don’t have to remain there!
In my book, “Get Out of the Dumpster! A True Story on Overcoming Limitations,” I offer the action plan I followed to get myself out of that initial dumpster; and a plan I still use to pull myself out of any limiting situations that tries to keep me down.
Here are three important steps you need to take in order to get out of that Dumpster Moment.
- Recognize that you are 100% responsible. You may have ended up in there due to your own actions, or situations outside your control, but you have the last word whether you remain there or not.
- You need to have a shift in your mindset. The dumpster will definitely mess with your head. And depending how long you remain there, you probably have “stank thinking” right now; a mindset that tells you, “You can’t do it!” “You’re stuck here!” “ That type of limiting mentality will not get you out. You need to reprogram your mind and believe that “you can do all things,” “that you already have everything you need to get out.”
- Thinking alone won’t get you out of the dumpster you’re in; you need a concrete and specific plan of action. This is what I call in my book, “Focus on Execution.” Many people spend all their lives thinking about what they want to do differently in their lives, but never take action. Execution begins with a single step. Take it now. Take one every single day.
I invite you to get your copy of my book, Get Out of the Dumpster! to learn more about what you need to do in order to get out once and for all!