Drawing a blank

A blank page, a roadblock, a delay…

Why do we get stuck?

  • Because we’re afraid. Afraid that what we do won’t work. Afraid that it will be subpar. Scared of being embarrassed. 
  • Because we’re elsewhere. We’re supposed to write, but we’re thinking about our finances. We should be writing the report, but we’re thinking about vacations.

Being asked to jump the high jump is intimidating if you’ve never jumped it before. It’s even more intimidating if you used to train but stopped. So we procrastinate, delay and stall.

The remedy then is to train – continuously work on improving. Training makes us more comfortable with failure and allows us to push through.