Hitting a rut, wall, plateau, whatever you want to call it is inevitable. You can be on a win streak for only so long, before things taper off.
It can happen in a lot of different ways, whether in business, personally, or in my case fitness. When things tend to get tough it is a lot easier to derail and tailspin to the least path of resistance.
Sometimes people respond and dig their way out. And sometimes people need to stop digging. I’ve been around a lot of smart football coaches in my life, and one of them told me once “the best way to get out of a hole is to stop digging.”
Trying to change the scenario you are in can be as easy as deciding what you need to do with a shovel: dig your way out, or stop digging?
Last week I was in Seattle with my friends, and we were in one of those situations where we weren’t sure where to go out to dinner.
You know what I am talking about, where everyone is hungry, but no one wants to make a decision?
It was getting late at night, around 8:00PM and as we were walking around looking for a place to eat, I went up to a group of strangers and asked for their opinion on the best restaurant in the area.
The group was very helpful and they directed us to a local barbecue spot that was only a few blocks away, but they warned me that the restaurant is always packed, especially this late at night.
Since we were all very hungry combined with the great recommendation, I decided to roll the dice and take our chances with a packed restaurant. [click to continue…]