Ruts are places where we spin and spin in an effort go somewhere.
But we can’t because we are spinning.
We’re doing the same thing, over and over and over again.
We can try to employ quick little fixes hoping it gets us out of the rut, but generally they all fail and we spin some more, getting deeper into the rut.
The only way to truly get out of a rut is to take a step back, look at the problem from a different angle and do something completely different.
You might need to take a training course, volunteer for a new project, throw yourself into a side-hustle or do something else completely different that forces you break out of your rut.
Where we always get it wrong is we confuse the success that should come after we break out of the rut.
But it’s the act of getting out of the rut that matters, not what comes next.