Is there a breakthrough you’ve been waiting for? Think for a moment right now…what is something that you think will change your life, set you on a new course, and lead you towards the life you’ve been dreaming of?

How to Finally Have a Breakthrough

You may think your breakthrough is so far off, but the truth is that your breakthrough is a whole lot closer than you think.

What is a Breakthrough?

Tony Robbins says that:

A breakthrough is a moment in time when the impossible becomes possible — when you don’t just talk about something, but you finally take massive action and do whatever it takes to make it happen. You make a move to truly change and improve your world. – MONEY Master the Game, Tony Robbins

Did you catch that?

Breakthrough isn’t the result. It isn’t the victory. It isn’t the final act in the play. Breakthrough is a decision.

How to Get Past Fear and Doubt

I recently hosted a webinar with best-selling author Jeff Goins. One of the attendees asked, “How do I get past fear and doubt in my writing.”

His answer: “You write.”

A breakthrough is a moment in time when the impossible becomes impossible

You write scared.

You write when the voices tell you that you can’t.

You write when you are uninspired.

You write when it’s hard.

The same is true for anything.

How do you overcome fear? You act in spite of it.

How do you get past doubt? By taking action.

How do you achieve breakthrough? By starting.

Redefining Breakthrough

It’s time we redefine what a breakthrough really is.

It’s, as Robbins says, “the moment in time when the impossible becomes possible,” when you “finally take massive action.”

It’s not a destination. It’s the decision you make right now.

Breakthrough is not the New York Times Bestseller list.

Breakthrough is not the promotion you’ve been longing for.

Breakthrough is not an award.

Breakthrough is not making your first million dollars.

Breakthrough is not a destination. It’s the decision you make right now.”
Breakthrough is not getting married.

Breakthrough is writing when you are scared and don’t feel motivated to. It’s finishing your first book.

Breakthrough is when you decide to give your best at work every day even when you feel like it’s going nowhere.

Breakthrough is when you are scared to start something and you do it anyway.

Breakthrough is making your first dollar or even just putting something up for sale.

Breakthrough is asking that person out that you’ve avoided for the past year (not that I did that with Tara or anything).

The First Step to a Breakthrough

If you want a break through, commit to doing something today — no, RIGHT NOW — that moves you toward where you want to be in life.

Act in spite of fear. (This free book can help you.)

Move in spite of feeling paralyzed.

Decide in spit of uncertainty.

TODAY is the day to take action.

TODAY is the day the impossible becomes possible.

TODAY is the day for a breakthrough.

What are you going to do today to achieve a breakthrough?

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11 thoughts on “How to Finally Have a Breakthrough

  1. Gregory Woodard says:

    Matt, nice post. I appreciate your words on overcoming fear. Fear & overcoming it has been a lifelong struggle & has propelled me into my current work as a military chaplain. I almost let fear of the big change keep me from making the leap.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      How did you use your fear Greg? It sounds like you found a way to use it to your advantage?

      1. Gregory Woodard says:

        Matt, long story! I’m beginning work on a memoir of that interesting & challenging season of my life. I’ll refresh an old blog post where I wrote about this time & post it soon.
        I’d love to share the story in an interview format in the future. I’m sure my story would help many with big life transitions in the early 40s years of their lives.

      2. Matt McWilliams says:

        Sweet! Do you know Brian Holmes? Might be a great connection for you.

      3. Gregory Woodard says:

        Matt, I don’t know Brian Holmes. I’d be happy for an introduction.

      4. Matt McWilliams says:

        Intro sent 🙂

  2. Heidi Bender says:

    I am deciding to follow through and actually put up something for sale!

  3. Vicky Lightner Cox says:

    I’ve been scared forever to write and finally started applying for freelance jobs. Taking the leap….

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      YESSSSS! How is it going so far Vicky?

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