Change is hard and it’s always ahead. We can choose to fight it, flee from it or freeze in the face of it. Learning how to get unstuck and move forward is a critical tool for success on the job and in life.
“We all get stalled or stuck sometimes, and it can feel like we’re standing on the shoulder of Nowheresville Highway trying to hitch a ride. In these moments, it’s critical to get a new perspective.
Instead of thinking about where you are as a plateau, try thinking of it as an opportunity to find a new mountain to climb. Or instead of standing at the corner of Bored and Lost waiting for your drive to roll up, how about putting foot to gravel and finding what drives you? Often, when we feel stuck, it’s because who we are and what we do for work are out of alignment.
The solution? Try bringing your creativity and imagination to work with and for you. After all, there is no better time to imagine ‘what if’ than when you’re stuck in ‘what is.’ When you’re feeling like your oomph has left the building, use that time to engage in some quiet contemplation: to reconnect with who you are and what truly drives you.” — Tania Katan, author of “Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life”