Sometimes, the best thing imaginable for an entrepreneur isn't fighting through inertia.  Instead, the best thing to do may be to take time to step away from the daily grind and return to your happy place.  Do whatever it is that you love more than anything else.

Many of you know that I severely broke my finger playing basketball in June.  I have been recovering the better part of 10 weeks — first by struggling to type with one hand for a month, then feeling good enough for a run or two, then remembering why I have never been able to run more than a week or so without figuring there is a better way, then risking my hand and my bike on four stages of the Burke-Gilman, and now finally getting a great sweat by playing hoops.

I dragged ass up & down the court for almost two hours chasing the fastest player on the court.  Not a bad way to get back into the flow of things… jumping right into the deep end.  Hey, when you're a smallish guy like me, you get the quick guards.  Anyway, after a few hours of abuse, I got home, grabbed some quick dinner, and hit the shower.

Then, eureka!  Somewhere between washing my hair and shaving, I got the clarity I've been sorely lacking for a few weeks.

It can be easy to get into a rut as an entrepreneur.  I'm not one of those guys who thinks that working more is working smarter or better.  Sometimes you have to do things that totally take your mind off the task at hand.  For me, it is basketball.  I love playing basketball more than anything else.  Here's hoping I can stay healthy enough to continue to do it for a long, long time.

Next time you have trouble breaking through a mental block, do whatever it is that you truly love that totally takes your mind off your work.  You'll reap the rewards almost immediately.  I sure did.