Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Discovering Your Next Career Path


At some point in their lives, almost all people experience getting stuck into dire situations that seem to be without any resolution. During these moments, people feel the great need to do something with their lives to induce some change. However, what people do not realize that being enslaved by this feeling only puts people at risk in terms of career and personal life.

Timothy Butler provides in his book, Getting Unstuck, methods that can help people when they are in state of impasse. He presents several pointers that can help readers in recognizing impasse, activating their imagination, recognizing patterns of meaning, and initiating actions.

The book also contains stories of people who succeeded in going beyond their impasse. Thus, Getting Unstuck, should serve as practical guide that can help individuals in searching for the right path that they must take in order to move forward.


Timothy Butler serves as psycho therapist and director of Career Development at Harvard School. He believes that people can gain motivation from cul-de-sacs that they normally encounter in their lives. The struggle is really, and freeing one’s self is never easy, but people are the only ones who can help themselves. Butler’s approach in the book is already tried and tested, and a number of people have experienced this first-hand.


Some reviewers think that the book is one of the greatest self-help material found online. People also need not to worry about the credibility of the book as it is backed by annotated bibliography. The book provides refreshing insights that readers will find very helpful when they go through stage of impasse. They will become more aware of the signs and use such knowledge in freeing themselves from such burden. Basically, the book serves as effective guide in helping people move on about their business and reach their goal.

On the other hand, a number of readers find the exercises provided in the book very useful. The psychological background of the author also contributes helping people detect hidden conflicts within themselves.


Some readers think that the stories given failed to connect with the general content of the book, whereas others think that the author could have provided more comprehensive examples. Meanwhile, other readers think that the book is only useful to professional counselors and does not really address most issues that the general public face during their lifetime.

Technically, the book contains exercises but some think that the writing requires improvement. Others think that the number of examples are too much and should have been replaced with more valuable content.