How to get unstuck

Sometimes our thinking gets stuck.

This is likely to happen even more and more as the pace of change accelerates.

These changes can be external (e.g. Covid) or internal (e.g. a change in priorities, timing, budget).

But whilst the environment or situation changes our thinking does not automatically change as well.

In fact, the opposite happens.

Our thinking can become more rigid.

We can become more entrenched in our existing thinking patterns.

This makes sense because it is quick, efficient and comfortable.

But we get stuck.

So how do we get unstuck?

There are few ways we can get unstuck.

Some of these include:

  • going for a walk
  • working on another problem or project
  • Sleep on itwww
  • Have a shower
  • Talk to a friend or colleague
  • Brainstorm some new ideas with a group or team

These are all worthwhile.

But they can take time.

What if you need to get unstuck immediately?

Try Switch Thinking.

Simply by using one of the 6 Switches can help you get unstuck – in moments.

For example, if you are stuck for a new idea you could switch your perspective:

What might Elon Musk do?

or Switch the Outcome e.g. what does a Win – Win look like?

In summary:

Switch Thinking is a more dynamic, faster and easier way to get unstuck.



Check out the 6 Switches Canvas. It’s simple, practical and free.