Gumption is the psychic gasoline that keeps the whole thing going. Gumption is our initiative, our energy to move forward, and our ability to do so with commonsense and shrewdness.
A gumption trap is something which saps our energy, undermines our faith or otherwise causes you to falter in our drive towards completing a project. There are two types of gumption traps. One arises from external circumstances, he calls these “set-backs”. The other arises from internal circumstances, he calls these “hang-ups”.
Each gumption trap has its own unique request and getting our gumption back takes many shapes ranging from taking a break to studying more to seeking inspiration elsewhere (go to a concert, bake something, exercise) to doing some self-exploration and facing our demons.