HITTING A WALL: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU RUN OUT OF ABILITY

Brown Brick Wall

“Can’t think huh?”


i can’t go anywhere

Whenever you’re working within your career or on a career interest, you may find yourself stuck in a rut. And that is when you hit a wall and it becomes difficult to get yourself out. You try to do anything you can to get yourself out of this funk, but you can’t. And if you have never been in this place, it will test your will power. Me, I am working on screenwriting, my books, and photography, so I am always in this place of trying to come up with something new. And when I do it’s great, when I can’t things start to get a little rocky mentally.

in a dark place

When you can’t move past the point you are at in your career, you start to get these thoughts in your mind. These thoughts that range from I hate my life, to why am I still here on Earth. And this is that creepy place you don’t want to be. Because if you don’t remove yourself from this area mentally, you will find yourself slipping even further down from where you are at now. So what you must do is keep yourself distracted with something, even if it’s not your career sometimes. Yes, that won’t help you get out of the funk you are in, but it is a momentary thing until you can remove yourself into a better mental state.

knowing your path

Knowing your projected path in life is crucial in getting yourself out of this mental state. When you know how far you want to go and it’s crystal clear then you can remove yourself from the down point to a much better place in life. Now, that doesn’t mean you will never be back in that place again, but it means when you know your path to a degree you can remove yourself quicker the next time you reach that point of the funk again.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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