To answer the question honestly and completely, you might need to know exactly what I mean when I say stuck. What I’m referring to is being in a position where you don’t want to go backward but you cannot seem to move forward. You may even be in a tug-of-war between anxiety and depression. Where depression is holding you by the shirt tail and anxiety is causing you to duck and cover because of your fear of the unknown. You don’t know whether to fight or flight so you’re just frozen. You cannot seem to make a decision to save your life. And either you’re not talking to anyone or the people you’re listening to are pulling you in so many different directions you feel like you’re going to lose your mind! Now, let me ask you again. Are you stuck?
If your answer is “yes” then read the rest of this blog very carefully. You’ve already admitted, at least to yourself, that you’re in a place you don’t want to be. That’s the first step. The next step is probably going to take you out of your comfort zone, but that’s exactly where you need to be. This is also going to be a call for action on your part. It’s likely going to be difficult but if you do it, you will be well on your way out of that stuck place.
I’m going to give you 3 options. You must choose one of them and then activate it. All 3 options are good. The most important part is that you put it into action. If you are serious about getting out of your stuck place, here’s your chance to prove it! Your options are as follows:
(1) Write down 1 goal you want to accomplish this year and find an accountability partner today.
(2) Write down 1 goal you want to accomplish this year, take a 10-minute walk, and find an accountability partner today.
(3) Write down 1 goal you want to accomplish this year, take a 10-minute walk, order 1 book you would like to read this quarter and find an accountability partner today.
The only thing that will change your position is action. However, you will need a support system. You must have someone to hold you accountable. Learning to set goals and following through is pertinent. Setting boundaries and enforcing them will be a must. When you’re ready to do all of the above, you’re ready to contact a coach you can trust.