Often, when we’re stuck, our current field of view may be limiting what we can see, and therefore, what we can do. At other times, what we currently (habitually) do limits our field of view.
When we’re held hostage by our worldview and our behavior, it’s sometimes tempting and occasionally appropriate to learn a new set of skills or technical competencies. More often, we need to develop a new way of seeing and behaving–we need to develop ourselves in a way that expands what we’re aware of and consequently able to do, rather than adding to our technical skills. Instead of our inventory getting larger, our field of view does.
I am currently working with leaders who are committed to working with a sense of “stuckness” as a developmental opportunity.
For another way to express this, see the poem immediately below.