First the philosophy: there is no stuck. It’s something else instead. It’s fear of failure, or making mistakes, or looking foolish, or stupid.
That’s what it is really. The proof? Open your mouth and say something. You can. It will come out. You are, therefore, unstuck.
Think something, and say it out loud or write it down. Done. It might suck, but you’re unstuck. Try to stop thinking. You can’t. So, you’ll always have thoughts to express.
The tool: if you’re feeling stuck, start by naming your feeling. “I’m frustrated.” “I’m tense.” “I’m disappointed.” Let the next thing flow from there. Perhaps describe it, say what it means or where it comes from.
The strategy is pretty simple. Do or say something, anything, then another thing. Release all expectation. Abandon hope! (That it will be genius.) Continue to do or say whatever little thing that comes to mind without hesitation.
Now, let’s begin. I will start a story and you will continue you it. Once upon a time, a puppy named Harry found a ___________ and then he __________ and then what happened was absolutely incredible…