Taking Charge: Get Unstuck

StuckFirst, Get Unstuck

I know. It's easier said than done. But it IS doable.

Here's the thing...for as long as you are feeling stuck, it’s like stepping on gum in the street, driving through the construction or getting that last minute work project. You know how that is…you step on gum, it trips you up, and then it’s on the bottom of your shoe, sticking to everything. It stays there until you do something to take it off. Or you're trying to get home or to a meeting and someone hands you a folder and says that it has to be finish...now. And you can't leave. You're stuck...and you're ticked off.

How do you get unstuck?

First, figure out where you are stuck...in your job, a relationship, the past, your comfort zone. Then begin to figure out what you need to do to unravel the situation. Start by asking questions...and look for honest answers. What is it about:

  • Your job? The boss or co-workers or the travel or the work itself?
  • The relationship? Is it unfulfilling, boring, abusive...or just plain dead?
  • The past? If you can't let it go, get some professional help or work with radical forgiveness.
  • Your comfort zone? Start saying 'yes' whenever someone asks you to do something new...or even just outside your comfort zone. Read Lu Ann Cahn's book, I Dare Me, about her year of "firsts"

You can't get unstuck unless you figure it out. You can't be in control of your life unless you are free to move forward toward your wants and desires...the MORE that will make you happy.