“Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does, keep going!” 

“Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does, keep going!”


There are those times in life where things just don’t seem to budge in any direction. They just don’t! We feel stuck, uninspired, without solutions and almost powerless. We try to figure out what to do, how to get out of that unpleasant mood but nothing comes to mind.

Well If that happens to you, then do what the clock does, keep going forward. Literally! Do exactly what it does – it moves in very small increments of one second each. It doesn’t jump in minutes or hours. Nope! It only goes tick, tock, tick, tock, one second at a time.

So all you need to do is take one step at the time, DON’T think more than that, focus only on the NEXT step YOU can think of. Then again, only on the next step and so on. And if the only next step you can think of is to breathe, than that’s it! Breathe!! Continue until you feel inclined or inspired to do something else. Keep going…tick, tock, tick, tock…

By doing this simple process we unconsciously release some of the anxiety connected with uncertainty, we drop our resistance to change enough to allow ourselves to relax a bit and sail through that state of stuckness. More often then not we quite quickly find our inspiration and move forward faster. 

But remember, no matter how fast you can move, you can do so by following only the next step.