There are times that we all get stuck in our thinking.

Your life may be on auto pilot with things going along pretty well and you’re not being challenged.

If you stay there too long, you might lose your edge, your confidence wanes and you might question your next move. Or you may be in a predicament with an issue, problem or situation that can lead to the same stagnation and fear that can get you stuck in your thinking. Getting stuck in thinking is one thing; the real problem is when it keeps you from taking action.

Here are some simple questions to ask yourself the next time you want to get unstuck.

  • What is going on for you right now?
  • What do you think about that?
  • What do you feel about that?
  • What is the impact of that on you, your family, your team, loved ones?
  • What are you learning here?
  • Ideally, what do you want to happen?
  • What is the most important first step in that direction?
  • What do you need and who can help you with that?

These eight simple, yet powerful, questions are the gateway to help you get unstuck and move you into action. There is more behind the questions than just the words, though. For now, practice using the questions on yourself, and I’ll write future blogs on how to best leverage this knowledge.

I love my quotes that add a punch to my message so here is today’s on getting unstuck:

Norman Vincent Peale says, “You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something. The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” Let me know how this tool is working for you.

Getting Unstuck Part 2:  A Willingness to Think and Act Differently

If you are stuck in stuck, contact me (513-785-0673) to get unstuck.