When my career felt "on hold" a while back, I realized I'd been doing the same thing, in the same way for way too long.
We are meant to constantly be creating, implementing, evaluating and then creating some more! If we're not in one of these 3 stages, then we're stagnating and our business will feel like it's on hold.
When your business is on hold, the results are gloomy and so are you! Your numbers are declining, the clients you're working with are not your favorite, you find yourself continually saying "yes" to things you should say "no!" to, etc. This is a stagnating business.
Notice that in nature, nothing stagnates; it either dies or rejuvenates. That alone should motivate you to get the lead out!
So here's what you do: scan your recent mental history for any "instinct" that suggested you go in a new direction with your business. See anything?
You wouldn't be feeling this way if something hadn't come to you recently by way of suggestion, so look for it. It may take you a while, but I guarantee you that it's there. Instinct has a way of popping in when you're not looking for it.
Don't worry if you've missed it - it will come back. The Universe (or whatever you want to call it) is highly invested in you getting a move on to fulfill your potential. It sent you the message in the first place, and it will guide you the rest of the way.
Whatever that suggestion is - follow it, regardless of logic. The Chinese have a proverb that states: "Trust your instincts to the end, though you can render no reason."
Another way of thinking of instinct is "Universal Intelligence" (a phrase I borrowed from Mr. Eckhart Tolle). If your instinct truly is a message from Universal Intelligence, then don't you think it's safe to trust it?
I did, but I didn't have to just rely on it - the Universe also sent a book, and two separate talks that verified the initial instinct. Look for these signs. The right people will show up at the right time to continue nudging you in the right direction.
What is the next thing for you to create in your business?
If you need some help identifying it, or figuring out how to listen to Universal Intelligence, please email me at email@example.com. I'm happy to help!