My coach, Jackie, does a great exercise to help me get un-stuck. We’ve used it so many times recently to solve problems, I had to share it with you. Here’s how it goes – simplified, of course.
Me: Jackie, I don’t know what to do! I can’t figure out how to tie my shoes.
Jackie: Hmmmmm. Tying your shoes is difficult.
Me: I know! How anyone ties their shoes everyday is beyond me.
Jackie: OK, how would you tie your shoes in the future? Like 5 years from now?
Me: Oh, well, by then I would be an expert at tying my shoes. I’d make the loops with ease. Pull just the right amount. I’d never even need to double knot!
Jackie: Then THAT is what you should do NOW.
Me: <Slaps hand on forehead and nods vigorously.>
Do you see what Jackie has so gracefully done? Taken me out of the nitty-gritty of the now and elevated me to the goal in the future. Helped me visualize what’s possible. REMOVED THE LIMIT.
Try this exercise yourself and removed your self-imposed limits. I personally guarantee results. Great ones.