Unstuck is about blowing up self-imposed limitations

May 14, 2013

Knowing what we want, like, need, or aspire to are positive forces that push us to push ourselves. To make our lives better.

But we also can stand in our own way by creating rules of won’t and don’t. “I won’t consider anything that involves doing math. "I don’t like that.” “I won’t ask her for help.” “I don’t think I’ll get a good response.” The more we won’t and don’t, the narrower our world becomes. 

When we limit our possibilities like this, we can get stuck acting like a Tunnel Visionary. One of the best antidotes we know is to look at the situation differently. If you’re feeling judged, what does forgiveness look like? If you’re overwhelmed with work, what does success look like? Try these 9 ways to get a fresh perspective.

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