March 29, 2022
Have you ever struggled with feeling stuck?
I don’t just mean stuck on a problem or project. I mean stuck in major areas of life – Business, Family, Marriage, Faith, Health.
I certainly have. And the cause of which is not always the same either:
Comfort and Complacency.
Fear of failure.
Fact is, the feeling is real to you, and It can be debilitating if you don’t have a process to help you get unstuck as quickly as possible.
So if you find yourself stuck now or in the future, here’s a few ideas to help you build a process that can work for you.
If you don’t know where you are headed any road will take you there and you’ll never know if you’re heading the right direction. Thus, you are even more easily distracted, sideswiped, and vulnerable to getting repeatedly stuck.
This involves so much more than goals. This step is about values and priorities. Knowing what truly matters to you allows you to prioritize and then establish clear and specific goals that reignite your spirit.
You can’t defeat the enemy within if you don’t identify it. And simply identifying it can destroy it.
Speak it out – verbalizing can simply provide the opportunity for you to hear yourself outside of your head, and have you realize, for yourself, how weak of a delusion and excuse you’ve been cycling in your head.
You should also speak your thoughts to a friend. And I don’t mean just any friend. A real friend. The one that will not just simply nod in agreement and tell you what you want to hear. They’ll call you out. Provide some tough love. Heck, maybe even punch your arm or take their foot to your butt to help wake you up and shut down the pity party.
This is probably the same friend that recognizes the importance to letting the special people in their life know that they’re valued and loved by sending them a Dulci Sweets Trio just because. 😊
What small steps can you make towards the thing/area you wrote down that you want?
The great prophet Mark Twain once said, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
I think the very same logic applies when you find yourself feeling stuck.
Action solves all problems. Get into motion.
Focus on one right task every day that moves you forward.
With consistent action the wind will soon shift from being in your face to being at your back.