Many people ended last year feeling stuck. They wrapped it up feeling frustrated, more isolated than they wanted to, and like they didn’t quite reach their expectations or goals for the year.
Most people who are stuck, know that they’re stuck. But, if you’re not sure if you’re stuck in life or in business, if one of these phrases sound familiar, you just might be:
- “I don’t know what to do next…”
- “I just don’t know what I like, am passionate about, or want to do…”
- “It seems like I’m just spinning my wheels…”
- “I’ve had this idea for years now, but haven’t made any progress on it…”
- “I’m overwhelmed and don’t know how to make things easier…”
There’s a saying that goes:
“Don’t be afraid to rock the boat in the sea. When the sea is rough,
the only way to keep your boat moving forward is to keep going.”
SHOP THE LOOK
So many of us feel stuck because we’ve stopped moving and that’s the ONLY sure-fire way to stay in place (or, like in the case of a boat in the rough sea, get toppled over!).
As we’ve entered a new year, this is a great time to get moving again. But there is NOTHING special about a new year a new month. Now is always the best time to take a step, even if you don’t know what that next step should be. JUST MOVE whether you move so you don’t topple over or whether you move because you know exactly where you’re going.
When you’re moving you can always adjust course if you discover you’ve headed the wrong direction.
In an article Forbes shared about gaining momentum, Jodi Womach of Get Momentum Leadership Academy shared some really wise advice. She said:
“The very best way to create momentum in life is to establish firm, clear goals and then set up milestones—intermediate mini-goals that make it easier to achieve the [larger goals] you set out to accomplish. We suggest something called the 30/30 Rule, whereby you devote 30 minutes a day to focusing on something that is 30 days away or more. For example, you spend a little time each day keeping track of a big work project coming down the road in a month rather than avoiding it and letting it sneak up on you.
Also, the 30/30 Rule can help you with larger career questions like, “Do I want to be in the same job a year from now or do I want to start doing everything I can to get that promotion?” If so, you would take that one-year goal and break it into 12 monthly goals. When it’s time to check your progress on the next monthly goal, see if you can schedule two to four of those 30/30 Rule blocks each month to work on that.”
As important as it is to keep rowing and rocking the boat, it’s also important to remember that sometimes, God’s calling you to jump out of that boat and step out onto the water or dry land.
Do you need to stop rowing and actually start walking or swimming? Have you reached the shore and now it’s time for you to grab your hiking gear and head off into the forest? In the same way, we have to keep moving, sometimes the HOW we move needs to change.
Take a moment and ask yourself these two questions:
Do I need to start moving again?
Do I need to adjust HOW I’ve been moving?
Your answer to that will determine your strategy and the direction you take, whether you’re applying the question to an area of your personal life or business.
Life’s too short to stay stuck. If you’ve been stuck or currently feel stuck, let me know in the comments what’s going on and if you need to start moving or change how you’re moving.
Remember, keep going until you make it to your destination.
More to come…