One of the most challenging things that we face in business and in life is the feeling of being stuck. Its the feeling that you get when you know that you should be further along than where you are but you have challenges getting there. While sometimes we are the creator of these challenges, getting past them always seems to be the piece of the puzzle we can't figure out. So how do we get past this feeling of being stuck?
1. get to the root of the feeling
Most times we aren't able to get past feeling stuck, because we haven't taken enough time to examine why we are feeling stuck. Sometimes we may not be able to figure out why we feel stuck, but if you can get to the root of it, you can determine how to get out of that feeling. Some things to ask yourself when you feel stuck is:
2. focus/refocus on your why
Sometimes redefining your WHY is exactly what is necessary to getting past the feeling of stuck. Sometimes feeling stuck is because you are not doing what you want to do for WHO you want to do it for. While I have blogged about determining your why in your business, you must also determine your WHY in everyday life. When we are not clear about our WHY it is easy to feed someone else WHY.
The more we feed the WHY of others, the more we are limiting ourselves.
Sometimes we find ourselves on jobs that we have no passion for, simply because we are trying to make someone else happy. Stop focusing on the thoughts and opinions of others and focus on you.
Get a piece of paper, and write down your goals, write down the things that when you fulfill will make YOU happy. Do not think about anyone else, not a kid, not a spouse, not a family member, just you, what will fulfill or satisfy you once your complete it. Get clear on that goal and the find a plan to execute it.
A plan is nothing short of a piece of paper unless it is executed.
3. Remember that stuck does not mean stopped
Finally, the most important thing is to remember that just because you are stuck doesn't mean you need to stop. When you are in a season of being stuck in your business or life, remember that there is always a way out if you work for it. Do NOT settle for being stuck and determine it as your best. When you change your mindset and stop focusing on the LIMITS, you can start focusing on the possibilities. When you feel stuck imagine your end goal being fulfilled and find whatever is needed to reignite that passion again.
Until next time Flourishers,