Are You Stuck?

One of the most common things I have been hearing from my coaching clients lately is that they are stuck. The interesting thing is that being stuck means different things to different people. One of the first things I do as an ADD Coach is help my clients figure out what they mean when they say they are stuck.

Once we understand what it means to be stuck we can then come up with strategies to help get unstuck and move forward.

What does being stuck mean to you?

8 Comments

  • pmg

    Reply Reply November 15, 2006

    Being stuck is no longer being happy with what you are doing and seeing no way to stop it or move on.

  • Jeanette

    Reply Reply November 16, 2006

    Being stuck is when you are trying your best to make progress in your life, like maybe cleaning up your messy room or desk, or even trying to get yourself to stick to a diet & exercise plan, but because ADD holds you back, you can’t really get to where you want to be, can’t really reach your goals, feel like you’re just going around in circles instead of walking a straight line to your destination, or taking 2 steps forward and 2 steps back, thus not really getting anywhere in the end… that’s being stuck.

  • Maribeth

    Reply Reply November 16, 2006

    Being stuck is taking all the piles off your messy desk to file them but you end up with just putting the piles back on your desk because you just don’t know what to do with them.

  • deftly

    Reply Reply November 16, 2006

    Being stuck for me is getting caught in a ‘feedback loop’ of 1] being overwelmed 2] being stressed and 3] being distracted. Each of these 3 things feeds into the other two until despite having too much to do that you know urgently needs to be done, you can’t even focus enough to start the simplest task.

  • DaVis

    Reply Reply November 17, 2006

    For me, there are different forms of “being stuck.” Some days, I seem to go in circles–moving, but not progressing; other days, I feel like I’m in clouds and can’t get a grasp on even simple concepts–like they are ethereal, similar to the feeling when you just can’t quite think of the word you’re looking for.

  • Brian Thompson

    Reply Reply November 17, 2006

    Being stuck to me means most everything already mentioned; AND facing huge challenges, for me right now- A NEW JOB WITH LESS STRESS AND PAPERWORK!!!- but struggling to face those challnges head on and gettng the job done. HELP PLEASE!
    THANX
    BRIAN

  • DHW

    Reply Reply November 18, 2006

    Being stuck is project creep. Finding something new to do on each project to make it perfect(or better), but never getting it done. Of course the feeling of being overwhelmed soon becomes involved when all the “make it better” ideas spring up and I realize how much more I have to do.

  • XXX

    Reply Reply January 1, 2007

    Yes, but how can you get “unstuck”?

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