Sunday, October 27, 2013

Are You Feeling Stuck?

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Have you ever gotten stuck? Really stuck? Maybe you got  your car stuck in the mud or ditch.  Maybe you got stuck in a pair of jeans that were a teeny tiny bit too tight when you put them on and then when you started to take them off, you wondered if a pair of scissors were going to be necessary.  A friend of mine was recently describing a time when she got stuck. It was embarrassing, but it makes a funny story now. She had been wearing her usual foot attire, flip flops that is, while shopping at an outdoor craft fair. It had been raining and by the time she arrived at a restaurant for dinner, her feet were pretty muddy. She decided to go to the restroom and rinse her feet off in the sink. In the process, she managed to get her foot wedged between the faucet and the sink and before you can say, "Squeaky clean"... she got stuck--big time. Of course it didn't help that she was off balance and teetering on one foot while the other was stuck at an awkward angle in the sink. Eventually someone came along and gave her the support she needed to get unstuck. Luckily it didn't involve the fire department.

What are Your Excuses?

In the same way, many of us become stuck in various ways in life.  Sometimes that means that we are stuck in a deadend job that we don't even like.  Sometimes it means we are stuck in a relationship that is going nowhere or a role that has long been finished.  But instead of moving on, we stay, well, stuck.  In the same place.  Stagnant.  Repeating the same meaningless habits and routines.  We give ourselves all kinds of excuses for staying in the same place.  Here's a few of them:
  • Yeah, it's bad... but at least I have ____________ (a job, a friend, a whatever).
  • It's good money and it pays the bills
  • At least I have benefits
  •  I'm waiting for _____________ (God, my mom, my boss, the universe) to show me the way.
  • You can fill in this one yourself:)

What is the Biggest Barrier to Change?

Know what is the biggest barrier to change?  Ourselves.  The things we tell ourselves.  The roadblocks we set up to prevent ourselves from trying something different, from moving from the ordinary to the extraordinary.  We hem ourselves in with our lack of vision and our unwillingness to move into new territory. 

You were meant to be extraordinary.  You have talents and abilities that no one else shares.  You can impact your piece of the universe if you will give yourself permission to be shine.  How do you do that?  I can't answer what you are supposed to do but I can give you insight into how to find out and then how to move ahead and get unstuck.

Our New Free Webinar:  Taking the Leap of Faith

Join The Called Woman Creative Team:  myself, Kim Wiggins and Kathy Brunner on our next free webinar, Sunday, November 10th at 8:00pmEST for a One Hour Laser Coaching Session on:  Taking a Leap of Faith--  How to Become Unstuck without Becoming Unglued.  Here's where you can register:  Free Webinar  Send questions that you would like us to address in the webinar to:
I look forward to seeing you there!

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1 comment:

  1. Yes, we are our own worst enemies at times, aren't we? Glad I'm not stuck anymore!
    Blessings, Lynne!