Why Are You Stuck? 5 Questions to Shift Your Mindset And Get Unstuck - Deepstash

deepstash

Beta

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

Why Are You Stuck? 5 Questions to Shift Your Mindset And Get Unstuck

https://www.lifehack.org/828303/i-m-stuck

lifehack.org

Why Are You Stuck? 5 Questions to Shift Your Mindset And Get Unstuck
Most people struggle with mastering their mindset, they feel stuck in their lives, careers, and relationships. They struggle to find a way to move forward. They have big dreams, but they feel like something is holding them back. If you feel this way, you are not alone.

7

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

Tim Ferriss

“The hard choices—what we most fear doing, asking, saying—these are very often exactly what we most need to do.”

Tim Ferriss

1.78k SAVES

6.59k READS

VIEW

What's Holding You Down

Some people allow fears to keep them stuck in their situations. Fear has the ability to keep you stuck and control your mindset.

You can silence it by stating this fear out loud and becoming familiar with the worst-case scenario.

1.87k SAVES

4.56k READS

Gary Vaynerchuk

“You Don’ t need permission to chase your dreams. Go execute.”

Gary Vaynerchuk

1.55k SAVES

4.65k READS

'Needing' Permission

Do not wait for others to approve your choices. When you want something, go for it.

If you want to quit your job, quit. You do not need your friend’s approval to do it. If you want to lose weight, start eating healthy. Do not worry about what other people think of you.

2.01k SAVES

4.23k READS

What Ignites Your Fire

If you want to get unstuck, ask yourself “What ignites my fire?

Feeding the fire will keep you focused, motivated and productive.

1.86k SAVES

4.46k READS

The Commitments You're Making

Being stuck is not about a lack of knowledge, it is about lack of execution. If you want to execute your plans, adopt a commitment mindset.

Your commitments are the bridge between you and your ideal life. Commitment is a mindset that is guaranteed to get you unstuck from any situation you find yourself in.

1.94k SAVES

3.78k READS

The Change You Are Seeking

Once you get clear on your goals, it is easier to get unstuck and shift your mindset.

Be clear on your goals, and the change that you are seeking.

1.56k SAVES

4.22k READS

SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Feeling stuck

It’s a mixture of feeling paralyzed, depressed, overwhelmed, hopeless, being in doubt about the future and many other similar negative feelings.

You usually get stuck after making a se...

People feel stuck in their:

  • Own body: illness, being overweight
  • Mind: bad thinking patterns
  • Key relationships: boss, coworkers, spouse, family, social groups
  • In a job or career
  • In money-related things, or even in negative market trends
  • In constant unhappiness
  • In a lack of creativity or intellectual stimulation or a lack of hope or having no direction in life and similar.

You are not really stuck

You can’t be really stuck, because everything is moving and going forward, and so are you. You are only spending your time, energy and other resources wrong. 

And it’s more than obvious that doing the same things and expecting a different result is crazy. 

3 more ideas

Freewrite

When you are feeling stuck, start writing about whatever is on your mind.

Set aside 10 to 15 minutes. It may start out as a page of gibberish, but soon ideas will start to flow.

Tackle smaller tasks first

If you feel overwhelmed by how little you have progressed, switch to working on mindless tasks that require little attention and allow the mind to wander. Wash the dishes, organize your bookshelf, or do laundry. 

By accomplishing small wins, you develop momentum and confidence to overcome your mental block.

Change your environment

The cleanliness of your workspace affects your performance and mood at work. 
  • Having a neat, organized desk will improve your productivity and focus. 
  • A messy space can enhance creativity and help you gain fresh insights. 

Play around with your home or office environment and discover what works best for you.

Reframing your mindset

Stop reacting to life and start responding to it.

If you want to really change, you need to start reframing your mindset. You’re not in control of everything that happens to you, but y...

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

What mindset is

A mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within you to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviours, choices, or tools.

It’s so powerful that it affects every decision-making process. It predetermines your responses and interpretations of situations.