I had the same problem. Two counter-intuitive things helped me the most in getting dead projects resurrected and moving again:Originally Posted by furashgf
1. Review each element of a project one item at a time to see if any new things come to mind. If using paper get a 3x5 card or something so you can help your mind just stay focused on one item and then move onto the next one etc.
2. Make sure you have adequately clarified the Primary Purpose, Outcome Vision, and Standards for the project. And be as specific as possible. The vaguer the purpose the less closer the project is to getting done. If necessary, start changing the wording of the primary purpose until it most accurately expresses why you are doing the project in the first place. And when you do Outcome Visioning make sure to think past the project by asking yourself "What new things would having this project complete make possible?" List everything you can think of. So make sure you are adequately clarifying these for every one of your projects. And in connection with this -- extremely important! -- if you need more action on a project, don't go in the direction of clarifying next actions or looking at them, go -- counterintuitively -- to reviewing your Primary Purpose, Outcome Vision, and Standards for the project. What you need is not more action but more motivation. And getting motivation means looking through the "grid" of your Primary Purpose, Outcome Vision, and Standards of your project -- because it will remind you of all of the great stuff waiting for you on the other side that you want to get to. Counter-intuitively, these things lead you to more action by getting you motivated again to do them.
Not sure if that helps. But this was a BIG discovery for myself and it made a tremendous difference in getting Projects of mine on the move again and eventually done. It takes awhile before you'll see the results, but trust me, it really does work!