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How to Get Unstuck When Things Get Difficult

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us know what it is like to get stuck in a task, project, or situation that just won’t budge. No matter what we try, things seem to stay the same. But the key issue is knowing how to get unstuck.

Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-founder of TalentSmart, a service agency that works with 75 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, offered some tips recently on how to switch paths to run faster.

Stop questioning everything – We all do our best work when we feel confident. When we find ourselves hesitating to question every move, then creativity and inspiration can easily disappear. Think about your best work, and how you felt while you were doing it. That’s where you want to be doing business.

Stop postponing things – You may have key things you want or need to do, but for some reason they are moving slowly. Start with one task. Do your best to make it happen. Success can be an amazing motivator. Putting one of your goals into action could help you tackle everything else you want to do. That sense of accomplishment says you are on the right track. Keep going!

Stop limiting yourself – Take a good look at what you are doing. Then start asking questions. What could be better? How could it be different? The people that I have worked with who were the most successful never hesitated to ask, “Why not?” Then they went ahead and found a way to make their ideas happen. They never let others set the limits without questioning the process.

Stop waiting – Sometimes it is too easy to assume things will change on their own. All of the present problems will not automatically just get better. You have to look further to try new approaches. Often when you speak up, you will find others with similar questions. Now you can talk about what you see, and work together to find new answers.

If you mean “no,” say so – It can be too easy to agree when we really don’t. That’s how people get stuck in difficult situations. Knowing when to say no can make a huge difference in how you feel. That means you took a good look at things and you know what you want to do. It also means you are willing to say so, and work hard to move ahead. Often the best answers are somewhere in the middle, as everyone shares their thoughts.

Wherever you are, be open to the world, be quick to question, and be confident you are doing your best.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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