We’ve all been stuck.
Stuck with a physical illness.
Stuck in a difficult relationship.
Stuck in a job we don’t like (or hate).
Stuck. Stuck. Stuck.
And let’s face it.
And sometimes, it can feel hopeless.
I get it. I’ve been there. Stuck sucks.
Sometime we are stuck because of circumstances beyond our control.
But sometimes we are stuck because of our own decisions.
And sometimes it APPEARS we can’t do anything…
.. but we actually can.
Perhaps it’s time for a self-evaluation.
If you feel stuck, why are you there?
Is it because of someone or something else?
You might be in a tough relationship that you are fully committed to in spite of your circumstances. All you can control is how you will respond.
Did you dig a hole that you feel you can’t escape from?
You might have gone to school for a degree, bought the “American dream” of a big house in an expensive neighborhood and all the accessories necessary to keep up with the fictional Joneses.
Is it all in your head?
That is, are you seeing and perceiving your reality in a limiting way.
Maybe you’ve heard people tell you that you can’t do something. And maybe it’s been easier to internalize it than to overcome and do that thing.
Just be honest with yourself.
Why are you stuck?
And once you come to terms with the real, gut-level, honest reasons for being stuck, that’s when it gets really challenging.
Because once you identify the problem (hint: in most cases it’s NOT because of other people or your circumstances), the really tough question surfaces…
What are you going to do about it?
More… in my next blog entry.
(Hint: There is hope!)