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What to do when you are Stuck

Updated: Jan 11, 2023

When we find ourselves facing too many or too few options, a rising ambivalence leads to our becoming stuck. Our mind spins. We think getting unstuck is impossible.

Below are five steps to activate the expert that is you so you may begin the process of moving toward your personal and professional goals.

Five Steps on the Path to Get Moving

  1. Close your eyes. Take a moment to listen to your surroundings. Identify three or four different sounds. Take a deep breath, exhaling slowly. Listen again, identifying two new sounds. When ready, breathe deeply and exhale slowly.

  2. With your mind calm, name two options you’ve considered. Reflect on the first one you name. What is one small step you could take to pursue that option? If you can’t think of options, imagine a friend sharing with you the challenge you’re facing. What advice would you give them?

  3. Sometimes we exclude viable choices because we expect too much of ourselves. What possibilities are there if time were not an issue? What do you need to do to give yourself more time?

  4. What do you gain by doing nothing? Sometimes we avoid making decisions because we don’t want to make a mistake or waste time and resources. How might you turn any result into a valued learning experience?

  5. What fears are keeping you from moving forward? How significant are those fears compared to the cost of doing nothing?

To keep the momentum going, schedule a complimentary Welcome to Coaching session today. Congratulations on taking charge and moving toward your preferred future! Be sure to celebrate your progress.

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