I drive past a certain building several times a week, but it wasn’t until i walked past, on a different side of the building, that I noticed a new restaurant.
When we are stuck it is difficult to get moving because we are rooted to our habits, and we respond to and see things the way we always have. If we can break this cycle and take a walk on the other side we will see things differently, or see different things, and this often provides the momentum to get moving again.
How can you take a walk on the other side?
You could ask yourself “if I was in the opposite camp, how would I defend my position?” or, if I wanted the opposite of what I want now, what would it be?”
Asking such questions can help you test your ‘rootedness’ to a position, and help you clarify your stand. This is because being stuck is often a consequence of seeing only one solution, and, being unable or unwilling to implement the solutions you see.
Movement or growth, on the other hand, requires flexibility and a willingness to put several parts together in, often, new ways.
When you are feeling stuck, try taking a walk on the other side.