How to get unstuck to reach your goals

leadership development
At the Table with Jen

To get started, let's check in with what you have to work with.

Do you have an idea of what you want to achieve or your vision set?


How about the bigger goals in between the details and the vision to create a bridge?


And have you identified all the steps - or as many as you can - that are necessary to bring this idea to reality?


Excellent! You’re ready to go reach your goals and turn a vision into a reality, but there’s one small thing… you feel overwhelmed where to begin.

The goals you’ve set are big.

The steps you’ve figured out are good, but they also feel big. It’s almost like the steps you wrote down are smaller goals versus actionable steps. So, you take more time and break the steps down even further. After you’ve done this one more time, you’re pleased that you were able to figure out a map of sorts, but that feeling of overwhelm starts to creep up and make you wonder how you’re gonna really achieve your vision.

So, what do you do?

How do you get out of your own way?

The answer is very simple – take action.

Now I realize you’ve just spent a lot of time brainstorming and acting on those ideas by developing a plan, and you needed to do that. It was time well spent, so don’t let that time have been a waste because nothing further is done.

Just start with the first step.

The first step that you know.

Get that step done or at least as far as you can until you have more information.

If you feel like steps you created are not as actionable as you thought, then break them down a bit more.

As you are doing these steps (or asking for help or delegating them, which are also good), you may feel like every time you check off a box on your to do list, five more new items get added on. Do your best not to let that get to you.

Keep focused on taking action. The more you do something, the more progress you are making.

Taking action, even if it seems small, is progress.

It’s you doing something. Even if you tried something and it didn’t work out, you took action. You did something. You are better for it and have more information to use as you keep going.

So what's one project that you’ve been delaying and what is one action you are going to take today to get started?