Replacing the word “should” with “could” will emit more positive energy.
Pink suggests that you get unstuck by “going oblique.” In the 1970’s, Producer Brian Eno and artist Peter Schmidt created a deck of cards that contained strategies to overcome stress and being “stuck” creatively. They called it “Oblique Strategies.”
You can purchase this deck of cards for $500 or used ones for $65 or you can get some great examples for free, here.
I think the bottom line is to “jolt” you out of your rut.
Maybe a deck of cards containing oblique strategies doesn’t do much for you.
For me, visiting an art gallery or going to a live music event will inspire me to “break the walls” to creativity. Perhaps reading the biography of someone you admire will do it for you, or maybe a weekend trip to a cabin with no technology.
It will be different for everyone. Just make sure it’s in your arsenal of tools for work.
After you ask the Big Question, you need to ask the small question:
“Was I better today than I was yesterday?”
Did you do more?
Did you do it well?
Monitoring day-by-day success ensures you will reach your goal long-term.
Source: Drive by Daniel Pink, pages 155-156