It’s 2:48 pm, the pasta carbonara from lunch still heavy in my stomach, I’m sitting in front of a steaming hot cup of coffee with a few excel sheets open on my laptop. In my head – just silence.
If there’s one thing I hate, its “feeling #stuck”.
Recently, I had been working on a project I felt very passionate about. Even though we put in lots of hours and effort, it ended up not convincing as many clients as I hoped it would. From my perspective, I had done everything needed to convert my hard work into success. Yet – my expectations were never met.
In moments like these, it’s easy to start descending into a spiral of negativity, full of self-doubt, disappointment and regret. I felt stuck – out of ideas and out of motivation.
When the results we see don’t line up with the expectations we had, its important to remember two things:
1. Every process, no matter the outcome, comes with personal growth and new insights
2. My own expectations shape how I perceive any outcome – letting go of my expectations helps me to keep moving
I sit back and smile. Maybe it didn’t work out this time, I think to myself. Maybe the timing wasn’t right, maybe the price was too high, maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. But I have trust – a deep, inner trust that everything is exactly as it should be. That the universe has other plans for me, and that the path to success comes with many hurdles – all of which I have to conquer to achieve my ultimate goal.
So let’s think positive: even if a project didn’t take off in the way we hoped, we learned a lot along the way and are now more prepared for similar challenges.
What are your experiences with „getting stuck“?