Do you ever find yourself stuck? Unable to move forward on a project or a goal? In your quest to jar yourself loose, are you asking yourself “Why can’t I move forward? Why am I feeling this way? Why am I so stuck?!”
Why? Why? Why?
“Why” is a great question to ask if you want to understand underlying motivations. Unfortunately, these drivers aren’t always so easy to identify. The inability to discover the answers, along with lack of movement, create frustration, anxiety, procrastination, avoidance, and guilt.
A solution to the inertia is to ask “what” questions. Questions beginning with “what” are about movement and activity. When you ask “what”, you create energy and reveal solutions that dislodge the log jam of immobility. This movement leads to further movement – like a snowball rolling downhill – gather more and more momentum with each revolution.
Good “what” questions to ask yourself include:
- What needs to happen?
- What needs to change in order for me to move forward?
- What is it going to take to get off square one?
- What is one action that I’m willing to take right now?
- What do I want to have happen?
- What are my other choices?
- What has worked for me in the past?
- What is missing for me?
“What” is about action. What have you found helpful to get you moving when you’re stuck?