"Trying harder makes stuck worse"

Great words of wisdom from the Leadership Freak:

The worst thing forward-facing leaders face is not making progress – feeling stuck. The solution for most is trying harder.

Stepping on the gas feels right, but it’s wrong, when there’s no traction. Spinning your wheels, when you’re stuck, results in more stuck.

The problem: The problem isn’t getting stuck. The problem is trying harder after you are.

Trying harder makes stuck worse.

Working harder, when things aren’t working, drains, frustrates, and distracts.

Uh huh.  Preach it, brother.

You try too hard and persist too long because doing defines you. When doing determines identity, you have nothing when you stop. Circumstances are distractions when you’ve been stuck a long time.


Read more here.  It’s good.

Where are you stuck?

Where are you trying harder but only getting more stuck?

What will you do about it?


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