Getting Out of a Tough Spot

by Dan Gheesling

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?



  • Lee Battaglia

    I have been around a lot of soccer coaches in my life as well, and one in particular LOVED this Will Rogers quote. Another Will Rogers quote my coach loved and one that also stuck with me, “even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

    Thanks for the great post, Dan!

    • Dan Gheesling

      Glad you enjoyed it Lee, nice one up on the quote! :)

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