Say no to shortcuts
I read a post earlier this year from Seth Godin about getting unstuck. Thought I’d share it with you in case it’s relevant to anything you’re working on.
- Grab three index cards
- On each card, write down one component of the thing you’re stuck on, that if you invested money and time on it, would improve.
- Now picture those things that happened and you are less stuck.
- Decide what you’re going to do from here to proceed.
I like this method because it forces us to reframe our issues. That said, it won’t work if we seek shortcuts or silver bullets.
My college coach was fond of saying:
Shortcuts are traps. Real solutions require persistence, self-awareness and acceptance.
Granted, he was talking about hitting a small ball around a field but I’ve found it works off the course as well.