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Have you ever felt like you can’t get out of the rut you’re in? Maybe you have writer’s block, or your sales fluctuate every month, and you don’t know why. It feels like you can’t figure out how to make progress no matter what you do.
The first thing to remember is that the feeling of being stuck is a feeling that everyone experiences from time to time. Taking small actions every day is much better than stopping working towards your goal completely just because you don’t know the next steps. It can be hard to keep working towards something if you don’t see a clear path in front of you – you start to feel defeated and instead of enjoying the process, you start to hate it.
There are several reasons why you may feel that things as they are now are also as things will be. You may be in a position where you have invested so much time to get to where you are today that you now feel like you are wasting time deviating from that plan. Being stuck is exhausting and you can feel so tired that you lack the motivation and energy to find a solution to a problem. Or maybe you’re stuck in analysis paralysis trying to imagine what’s next. Each of these scenarios can be mentally and emotionally grueling.
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But you can’t let the grind take all your life away from you. To avoid getting stuck, rely on your support system (if you don’t have one, don’t worry, I’ll list ways below to identify your support). Share with them how you feel and see if they can help you create an action plan.
Self-care is also essential if you feel stuck. Make sure you do something every day to relieve stress. Set a closing time when you stop working. You should also plan for an afternoon walk or technical break to process the information you’ve recorded and troubleshoot without distraction.
Remember why you became an londonbusinessblog.com. Do not push aside your goals and dreams because the path is not clear how to achieve them. Being an londonbusinessblog.com can be demanding, but the rewards outweigh the pain when done right. There are many days when you have to face fear, endure your exhaustion and sacrifice your social life. But once you get to work On your company and not in your business, freedom, autonomy and profit are all determined by how you choose to work.
Take an inventory of your goals and evaluate if they really align with who you want to be. If the success you are trying to achieve does not match your definition of success, you will always feel stuck. Ask yourself, “Who do I really want to be?” and “What kind of life would make me happy?”
Base your decisions for each day on the answers to those two questions. Make sure the people you surround yourself with, the accounts you follow on social media, and your actions align with your goals. If you are not supported, motivated and trained by them, then distance yourself. So, what are the steps to break free?
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1. Pay attention to what you say to yourself
Often we focus on talking about the problem rather than the solution. For example, if you say “I haven’t had a promotion in five years” versus the positive reformulation of “What is my plan to get the promotion or find a job that highly compensates me?” – you’ve already lost the battle. You will feel a sense of finality about your situation if you focus on the pain rather than the solution. The next time you find yourself in this situation, try to speak positively to yourself.
2. Do something every day that makes you uncomfortable
Routines are great, but you have to live a little. The only place to grow is in discomfort. For example, if networking makes you a little sick, go to the networking event you were thinking about and set a goal for how many connections you want to make. Shake things up and rekindle the excitement for life. It’s the small steps that yield the biggest gains over time.
3. Surround yourself with greatness
Having people around you who inspire, support and educate you is a great way to loosen up. You won’t be stuck for long if you can call someone or arrange a face-to-face meeting with a friend, relative, or mentor who always knows what to say to solve a problem. But it’s up to you to use those resources. If you don’t have anyone, I recommend investing in a mentor or program that you think can take you to the next level.
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4. Take Action
Wishing or complaining will not get the job done. You must take steps to change your circumstances. Take the time to determine what you want and start formulating a plan. You became an londonbusinessblog.com to solve a problem that you understood the world needed to be solved. You are more than capable of breaking free.
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