If you are reading this post, I want to let know you are not alone in being stuck in business and/or life. I'm sure you've read countless articles and watched hours of videos on tactics to being productive. The key word in that sentence was tactics, which suggests those are all surface level ways for those with a healthy personality. Being stuck right now means there's a misfire in your cognitive processing, which then means you do not have a healthy personality. How are all those tactics suppose to effectively work? They can't, at least not for the long term.
So, what is cognitive processing in relation to your personality? In short, I'm referencing your personality type (MBTI) and the respective cognitive functions. We're all familiar with what the 16 personality types are, and you may even know your type; however, what most of us don't know is that there's a cognition processing order that creates each specific type. We're like cars, and like cars there's a specific wiring order for the engine to run properly. There are 8 cognitive functions, specifically arranged, and are identified as introverted or extroverted and perceiving or judgement. Of the 8, we have a 4 primary set and a 4 shadow set; in other terms, think of a the first 4 as processors and the shadow 4 as cogs that move the information.
Okay, now to get into the science of how the cognitive process is causing you to become stuck. Think of a car and in this car you have the Driver, Parent 2, 2 yr old (behind driver) and a teen behind parent 2. In a normal healthy personality, the flow of data processing starts with the driver -> parent 2 -> 2yr old -> teenager. The driver is dominate and the teenager is inferior (less attention). In an unhealthy process, the 2 yr old starts throwing a temper and starts to distract the driver instead of playing with the teenager. And so, less communication is going to parent 2 and no communication is going to the teenager. In fact, the teenager is tuning everything out! And now you are stuck in a loop from Driver to 2 year old with parent 2 trying to manage.
How do you break this loop? Earlier I mentioned 4 shadow processes and of the 4 the 7th position is the communicator from 2yr old to teenager (position 3 to 4). The 7th position is a very weak position because a 2 yr old is trying to communicate to an unenthused teenager. All you have to do is become consciously aware of your blind spot and intentionally build that communicator up. And as a secondary, the parent 2 position should be strengthen to help better mitigate any future loops.