Have you ever had full knowledge of the solution to your problem but simply could not execute? What the shit is that all about? So many people feel trapped, powerless, and hopeless against seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their lives. They often describe it as being “stuck.” The million-dollar question, therefore, is how do you get unstuck?
Physics tells us that every object resting on a surface under the force of gravity has a coefficient of static friction and a coefficient of kinetic friction. Stay with me now – I’ll explain.
Static friction – the force that opposes motion to keep something stuck – is always greater than kinetic friction – the force opposing the motion of something that is moving. If you’ve ever leaned all your weight onto a heavy piece of furniture to move it, you know this. It is seemingly unbudgeable until, BOOM, it just starts sliding across the floor! You might almost fall over because you don’t expect it to be so easy to push once it starts moving.
This phenomenon is governed by universal, physical laws of reality. It means that it takes a little push to break the threshold of static friction, and the force required to continue moving immediately decreases.
In other words, making progress is always easier than you think it is. It just seems impossible when you aren’t moving yet.
Therefore, the secret to getting unstuck is to plan the smallest possible motion and commit to doing it come hell or high water. This could be a ten-minute task.
But once you break loose, you will fucking glide.