This week’s article is short and sweet. I’m at A Conversation Among Masters, where I’ve been riveted, delighted, and nurtured since Sunday evening. Wow.
Now, the the point.
A while back, one of the amazing citizens of Shaboom County started a thread in the Town Hall Forum about being stuck. Before responding, I went back and re-read her previous posts.
And I didn’t see evidence of stuckness.
Instead, I saw post after post about the steps this amazing woman was taking to develop a program, refine it, market it, and deliver it. (Rinse and repeat.)
Along the way she asked for and received guidance and support around leading teleclasses, writing copy for her Web site, and pricing. She’d posted numerous drafts of articles and brochures.
And she revised and reposted them after getting feedback.
Not what I call stuck.
What I did see, and what I want to you to see is that she was experiencing natural (inevitable) energy and mood shifts around her work.
This was no surprise given movement in the tectonic plates of her life. But loss of focus, discouragement, and confusion can happen even when things are going swimmingly.
Why is this important? Because if we take these ups and downs personally, we invite self doubt, self criticism, and a host of inner demons to take over.
Of course we don’t see it that way at the time.
From our point of view, we are just trying to get unstuck. Working harder. Sucking it up. Focusing. Facing our demons.
Some demons are best left to play amongst themselves.
What to Do When You Think You’re Stuck
This still leaves the question, “What do I do when I feel stuck?”
And there is an incredibly simple answer.
Do something else.
Go for a walk. Take a nap. Read a good book.
You can even work on or in your business, so long as you choose something different from the thing you feel stuck about.
Stuckness won’t last. It can’t. That’s a law of nature, folks, you can trust me on this one.
Change will happen and you’ll be unstuck soon enough. Might as well enjoy the ride in the meantime.