Questions to Ask When You’ve Grown Stagnant

January 26, 2011 - Mac Lake - Leadership, Personal Growth
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If something doesn’t move for a while it usually gets stiff or stagnate.  There are times in every leaders life where we get stuck in patterns of immobility and before we know it we’re asking ourselves, “What’s wrong with me?”, “Why have I lost my passion?” OR “Is it time for me to move on to a new job?”  If you’re feeling a little stagnant, before you make any big moves, take some time to think through the following questions:

  • If I could add one thing to my job description what would it be?  Why?
  • If I could eliminate one thing from my job description what would it be?  Why?
  • What’s the most stimulating thing I’m doing in my job right now?  What about that responsibility gives me so much energy?
  • Who is actively challenging me to grow and stretch as a leader?  If the answer is no one, who can you invite to play that role in your life?
  • What strengths have I been neglecting and allowing to atrophy?  What do I need to do to re-stimulate those strengths?
  • What about my current routine is draining me and preventing me from dreaming and innovating new ideas?
  • Have I read anything in the past 30 days that has stirred my thinking?  If the answer is nothing, who can I ask for reading suggestions?
  • Do I have any goals that are inspiring me to give my all and trust God for outcomes bigger than what I’m able to do on my own?
  • Are the obstacles I’m facing demotivating me or motivating me toward greater determination?

As you reflect on these questions write out your thoughts and create a growth plan that will get your blood pumping again!  The choice is yours…get moving or grow stagnant.

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6 responses to Questions to Ask When You’ve Grown Stagnant

  1. This was great, Mac. Going back to school full time and coaching Crossfit for the time being have both been rewarding and each have led to a lot of growth. But I also know this is not where I will stay forever and sometimes I want to speed up the process and meet the future immediately. These questions help remind me why I’m doing what I’m doing and they are giving me fresh perspective.

  2. Euhh êtes vous sûr de ce que vous dites ??

  3. Hello, always i used to check blog posts here in the early hours in the morning, for
    the reason that i enjoy to gain knowledge of more and more.

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