Three reasons why we sometimes get stuck


The first three competencies of Inner Leadership are the ability to stay calm in a crisis, make clear sense of the situation, and then find the opportunities that are all around us. But even when we have these skills we can still sometimes get stuck.

There are three main reasons for this:

— The first is overthinking, or analysis paralysis. This is when we flip backwards and forwards between alternatives and their possible consequences. Like Hamlet we ask ourselves, “To do Option A or Option B, that is the question…” but never take a decision.

—The second reason is not knowing who we want to become, not knowing the destiny we want for ourselves.

— And the third reason is fear.  Fear of what we might encounter along the way. Fear of failure, and fear of success.

The fourth competency of Inner Leadership is to learn the tools that can help us identify, understand, and remove these blockages. Then we can get ourselves unstuck.

Adapted from Inner Leadership.

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