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The easiest way to get unstuck

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It’s hard to move on anything when you don’t know which direction you’re heading in.

So we wait until the path becomes clearer, until a lightning bolt of inspiration strikes us and we know which direction to take.

That reason alone is a big one when addressing why we’re stuck: because we’re waiting for something external to push us forward. We’re stuck because we are too busy looking for the right motivation or searching for the clear direction towards success.

But the easiest way to get unstuck is to move in any direction, to simply start.

You may head in the wrong direction, but knowing which direction not to go in means you’re closer to moving in the right one.

It doesn’t mean you’re going to find the best possible solutions, or the biggest idea, or the perfect result, but it’s the easiest way to move. If you’re feeling stuck, just start with what you know.

The real trick is to not just start, but keep going, to never stop moving.

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Photo by Thomas Bresson.