How to get unstuck

A mental model for generating change

Being stuck looks like an object in a fixed orbit:

When facing stuckness, increased effort or repetitions don’t produce change.

This leads us to think making a big change is the only way out. But there’s a more reliable way to create change than changing orbits entirely.

To get unstuck, create a helix. Bend the current orbit by introducing a small change and consistently compounding it over time.

It’s a deceptively powerful tactic. Even the slightest bend can generate significant change.

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