I am reading a book entitled One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer, Ph.D. It is a methodology that we can use to circumvent our brain's fear mechanism----which shuts down the part of our brain that controls creativity and problem-solving----so that we can achieve our goals. I highly recommend it.
I am in a situation which is forcing me to take very small steps. Although the situation is frustrating, I am grateful to experience the satisfaction that comes with small accomplishments. In a corporate job, where things are continuously hectic and there are always mountains of work to be done, I didn't get to enjoy a feeling of satisfaction very often. Now, making one phone call or finalizing one item feels good.
I intend to utilize the method described in One Small Step Can Change Your Life in other ways and other areas of my life. I am all for circumventing fear and allowing creativity to rule my life!