Do you have an insurmountable brick wall in your life? We all have barriers that stop us from our accomplishments at different times in life. Do you know how to break down walls that are blocking you from moving forward?
I was sitting on my deck just the other day with a friend. I made a statement, and she said well if you hit a brick wall you will have to climb over it. At that moment it hit me that if I climb the brick wall, it will still be there when I look back. Climbing that wall did nothing to change my ability to progress forward.
Have you ever felt like you worked hard to climb a wall only to find out that it didn’t solve your problem? It’s like overcoming a bad relationship only to find out you fell right back into another one. You didn’t learn from your mistake because you never worked through it.
What does “I hit the wall” mean?
The term “I hit the wall” has many different meanings.
When talking about athletes you hit the wall when you have exercised or played so hard you physically have nothing left to continue.
But for everyday life, you hit the wall when you can no longer mentally or physically progress forward.
About creative work, you hit the wall when you run out of ideas or have a block such as writers’ block.
And the literal term you hit a wall when there is an obstacle in your way.
All of these different meanings say that each one of you can hit the wall in your life for a much different reason. The real issue here is how to break down walls. In a moment we will cover different ways of how to break down walls that are stopping your progress.
Why you came up against a wall?
A list of why reasons you may have hit a wall.
1. In your job that you have worked at for 10 or 20 years you hit a wall. You get burned out, and your work ethic begins to drop. Your stamina and drive decrease and you hate going to work every day.
2. Your relationship is holding you back. You hit a wall. Maybe you are in an abusive relationship or an unsupportive one. You don’t feel like getting out of bed each morning because there is no happiness in your life.
3. Maybe you are a person with an artistic ability like writing, painting, decorating, advertising or working with your hands. You have a creative block and can’t get motivated. You hit a wall but you don’t know how to break down walls.
How to break down walls
These are some ideas as to why, but there are many reasons a person will hit the wall. The real issue here is when you have hit the wall what are you going to do to move forward.
You could climb the wall and hope what you are looking for is on the other side. That’s always a possibility but will it help you?
I suggest a different way. First, you will need to,
1. Step back and take a look at the brick wall that is stopping you. Why is that wall there? What are you trying to deny or ignore that may have caused you to come up against a wall?
2. Evaluate the situation objectively which is a hard step. When you are having issues, it is tough to look at something objectively. You will need to remove yourself from the problem. Look at the obstacle as your brother, sister, mother, father or friend would see it. Doing this will take the emotion out of the insurmountable wall.
3. Decide if you want to work through the wall. Is the block bigger than you want to tackle right now? Are you using the brick wall as an excuse not to move forward? Is fear the real reason you have hit the wall or is it your thinking process. Do you think you can’t do it or maybe you don’t have a desire to move on in the direction you were going?
If you decide not to work through the wall, then walk away or climb over the wall. One day you will come up against that wall again. You can work through it at another time.
Over, under or go through the wall
If you decided to work through the wall how will you do that? Your choices are to go over, dig under or go through it?
1. Go over the wall. As I said earlier to go over it means it will be there later. So if you decide not to tackle the issue then go over.
2. You can dig under the wall. By digging under you have no control because you don’t know how deep the wall is. Has this wall been burrowing into the ground for many years? Since you haven’t worked through the problem yet, then you can’t accurately answer this question. I could take much longer to dig through the mud and slime.
3. Or you can chip through the wall. As I see it the only way to proceed is to hack through the wall. One tiny piece at a time you can chip the bricks away to reach the other side. Is it time to learn how to break down walls and move forward?
Each chip of brick that you take away is is a problem or issue that has stopped you and the resolution will take you closer to the solution.
With each chip you make it is essential to think about why you are on this side of your wall. As I mentioned earlier, is it fear of failure or fear of success. Is the obstacle burnout or a bad relationship.
Is it a person holding you back or a place you no longer want to be? When you chisel away at the wall, you can put each issue aside and continue to move forward. Remember this “wall is so thick and tall,” and it may take time to work through it.
Patience, peace, and perseverance
Whatever reason you hit a brick wall it is possible for you to know how to break down walls. You have a choice of how you will accomplish this task, or you can walk away and choose not to tackle it at this time.
Be patient with yourself. You built this wall over a long period of time, and it will take more than a day to tear it down. As you do face the insurmountable object and move on you will find increased peace with each small piece of the brick wall that you lay aside. But above all persevere and continue because if you stop now, you will never know what blessing is on the other side of your brick wall.
Push on, Be strong!
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