Author Archives: Stuck-to-Stupendous

Pondering Perfect: 10 great quotes on perfectionism

“To escape criticism – do nothing say nothing, be nothing.” (Elbert Hubbard, writer/philosopher) “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” (Confucius) “Once you accept the fact you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence.”  (Rosalynn Carter, wife … Continue reading

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Practice Imperfection: Weekly Challenge No. 3

“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you that practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” –Winston Churchill The world around us sends mixed messages on the value of being perfect. It’s implied that if … Continue reading

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Forget doing it perfectly – just do it.

It would seem I keep learning the same lesson over and over again in my life. And here it is again, arising as a first key insight as part of this Getunstuckblog.com experiment: It’s better to do something well enough … Continue reading

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If I Had a Million Dollars… Would I Still be Stuck?

Ever dream about wining the lottery as a way to get unstuck? I do. I daydream about paying off my mortgage, quitting my job, donating to my favorite nonprofits, living off interest and seeing the world. All of my problems … Continue reading

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Weekly Challenge No. 2: Getting Specific on Goals

This week’s challenge is based on the idea of getting clearer on desired goals and beginning with the end in mind (see related post: “Resolutions & Intentions: You gotta get more specific“). Think about your 2011  New Year’s Resolutions, and … Continue reading

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Resolutions & Intentions: You gotta get more specific.

Call them resolutions, intentions, goals, prayers or wish-lists… no matter the label, there’s one truth I’ve learned about voicing your dreams and plans: You gotta get more specific. Case in point: A couple of years ago, after fourteen seemingly perfect months … Continue reading

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Idea File: Get Unstuck By… Starting Your Own Business

If you’re feeling stuck in your career or in a dead-end job, then perhaps creating your own opportunity is in order. The Wall Street Journal offers 10 good reasons to start your own business in 2011.

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Getting Unstuck: Weekly Challenge No. 1

The Five-to-One Challenge I want to believe Mom’s coaching that “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” But unless you’ve got Teflon skin, it’s really not true. Studies have repeatedly shown the strong impacts … Continue reading

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Chronological Blog, Positive Psychology, Weekly Challenges

Stumble on Something Yourself

If you keep on going, chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you least expect it, according to Charles F. Kettering, the successful American inventor and businessman. This week and in future weeks, I’ll draft challenges aimed at … Continue reading

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Defining Stuck

“Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned at birth.” (Richard Bach, Illusions) Getunstuckblog.com is a work … Continue reading

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