Feeling Stuck

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“We are set in our ways, bound by our perspectives and stuck in our thinking.”
Joel Osteen

At times we can find our self feeling stuck in our lives.This is a feeling, not a fact. When we feel stuck, typically our first thought is to look outside of ourselves for someone or something to blame. In reality, we need to be looking at how we are feeling, what we are thinking, and how we plan to respond.

Our life is our responsibility. While we can not always change what is outside of us, we can certainly change our perception of it. And when we change the way we look at things, the things themselves change.

Feeling stuck is a sign that it is time to make a change. This could be a change of heart, a change in your perspective, or a change in your habits. But the point in any case is that the way you are doing things is no longer working.

If we really want to do something, we will find a way. If we do not, we will find an excuse. Often at times when we feel stuck, we are waiting for something magical to happen. We wonder when the winds will change in our favour. We do this instead of embracing the present and admitting the change we need to make. What is keeping you from stepping forward? If not fear of failure, then what? Insecurity? Laziness? What is your excuse? We all have one. And when we focus on our excuses more than our steps forward, we walk in a circle and fall into the familiar pit we call ‘stuck.’

Remember that the biggest breakthroughs often come after a long period of being stuck. Which is why feeling stuck for a while is necessary. Embrace this. When things seem to be at their worst is the ideal time for you to be at your best. If you can not take a big step forward, take a small one. Tip-toe if you must. Just keep reminding yourself that you are strong enough to take the next tiniest step, and that this step is the only step that matters right now.

”You have the power to say, “This is NOT how my story will end. Do it NOW. Sometimes ‘Later’ becomes ‘Never.”

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