Friday, June 10, 2011

i-TFTD #326: How to Get Unstuck

Seth Godin identifies 4 ways in which you could get stuck:

-You don't know what to do
-You don't know how to do it
-You don't have the authority or the resources to do it
-You're afraid

He says it is easier to find a way forward once you know what is stopping you. His punch line is: Stuck is a state of mind, and it's curable.

Simple but powerful insight. We tend to mix up the reasons why we feel stuck or try solving something other than the actual problem on hand. The last state in the list above is rarely admitted. “I am not afraid or anything!” It is that vague hesitation, those voices in the head that suddenly highligh! t the virtue of harmony and peace—just when we are called upon to disagree with someone or confront them. Being honest about ourselves (to ourselves first) makes things clearer and thereby easier to tackle.

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