What No One Is Telling You About Being Stuck

It’s a shiny new week but your stuck. And is doesn’t feel good. You’ve done everything you know how to do. You’re exhausted from wrestling and trying to break free but your stuckness is intensifying.

What would you say if I told you that you’re really not stuck at all?

I’m imagining — after calling me a few colorful names — you’d go on to make your case for why you absolutely are! You’d tell me the story that you’ve been telling yourself repeatedly. But it would be based on fiction not fact.

I know you wouldn’t be intentionally lying to me … it would simply be a by-product of the lies you’ve been telling yourself.

How do I know? Well I’ve experienced it time and time again. And not just with my clients… in my own life, too.

When we’re feeling stuck we are pretending not to know something critically important.

Any guesses what that might be?

If you are following me on Instagram the answer may sound familiar because I posted this Wyatt Webb quote recently.  It explains what I’m talking about perfectly. He says:

“It’s not that you are stuck. It’s that you are afraid to do what is next.”

Let that sink in for a minute.I know coming to terms with this can sting   -- brutal honestly often has that effect.

Being afraid to…

  • ask for help for fear of looking weak.

  • tackle something in a new and unfamiliar way.

  • show up and being more visible in the world.

These are just a few of the many fears that can trigger the feeling of being stuck.

It’s important we identify the root cause of the feeling because once we start calling it out as what it really is then we can start to move through it and get to the other side.  

Fear of failure. Fear of judgement. Fear of rejection. Fear of success.

Yes, fear is a normal part of life and business but it can still take courage to face that.

Choose to be brave.  

Be honest with yourself and make today the day you’ll get yourself unstuck.