I’m Stuck…What Should I do?
Not very long ago I felt “stuck”. I had a lot of great ideas but for whatever reason those ideas never made it to the action stage. Unfortunately, the more I thought about those ideas, the more “stuck” I felt.
Then one day while reading a book called “The Final Summit” by Andy Andrews, he gave a few words of wisdom that months later have changed everything for me. The advice…”Do something”. As simplistic as that advice seemed to be, I took the advice and it has changed my life.
In the last few weeks I have talked to many people that have told me that they are “stuck”. The ironic part is that most of these people have one thing in common, they know what they should be doing and how to do it but none the less they feel “stuck” because they aren’t doing it. In fact, some of the people that I have talked to are feeling depressed because they are frustrated with themselves for not doing what they know they should. The longer they fail to take action, the more overwhelmed they feel. It becomes a dangerous cycle and leads to feelings of failure and frustration.
If you feel this way I would like you to commit to a few action items.
- Write down a list of everything that you know you need to do. By getting it out of your head and putting it down on paper, you will see that the list isn’t as insurmountable as you may have felt it to be.
- Now organize your list. For each item place a 1,2 or 3 next to it. 1 being the easiest thing to do, 3 being the most complex.
- Start with the easiest item on your list and do it. This may be something as easy as cleaning your work space or calling a friend to meet for coffee. Whatever it is, just do it. Once completed, cross it off your list and allow yourself to feel good about your accomplishments.
- Continue this process over and over and over again making sure that you stay consistent in your efforts. Consistency is key.
Think of this process like a snowball rolling down a hill. At first the snowball is nothing more than a tiny ball of snow (your level 1 projects) but as it continues down the hill it pics up speed (your level 2 projects) and before long, they momentum that you have created makes even the biggest task seem easy, that snowball is unstoppable! (your level 3 projects)
Trust me, this works!
Have a great day!