Often there will be times when we just don’t know what to do. We may feel blocked, frustrated, held back, agitated, downhearted, but mostly the overwhelming sensation will be of ‘feeling stuck’. Feeling stuck is not pleasant. Eventually it leads to despair and depression. Indeed, it is rare to hear anyone say “Hooray, today I am feeling stuck, what a great opportunity and learning experience this will be.” And yet, you know what? Feeling stuck IS a great opportunity. It is one of the greatest opportunitues of all.
Often it is when we are at our lowest ebb, when we are at rock bottom, that we are pushed into new and diverse experiences. We are forced out of our comfort zone. When we truly believe that all our options are exhausted, we need to get creative and really shine.
Feeling stuck is just that, a feeling. It is temporary and it will pass. It is just as easy to have a positive frame of mind about being stuck as having a negative one. Truly being stuck would imply that all options have been exhausted, every single one. Given the variety and diversity of our lives, it is rare that all options have ever been, or ever will be, exhausted.
Feeling stuck can often be traced back to a change that we should have made a while ago but didn’t. It is a warning light on the dashboard of life. It is reminding us that we need to sit up and pay attention. It is an indication that something is not quite right. Feeling stuck is telling us that we are ready to make a change but are perhaps too scared to take on the challenge.
Becoming ‘unstuck’ means moving out of your comfort zone. It means pushing yourself to the next level. It means making changes that really count. Sometimes it means letting go, changing who you are and how you live your life.
What could be more exciting than standing on the precipice of such a vast change that will grow your soul and propel you forward? What could be more inspirational than to know that you are in the driving seat of your own experience?
Sure, it’s a daunting challenge and it is entirely up to you how you handle it. Do you grab the opportunity with courage and determination? Do you open up the floodgates to the massive potential that is waiting out there for you?
Feeling stuck is a mindset. Recognise it as such. Know that it is your opportunity for growth. Dig deep to discover the source. Identify what needs to change. Feel your discomfort. Know your fear. Move with it. Embrace it. Use it to propel yourself forward. Use it to open up your life in the most amazing and incredible ways.
© Copyright: Siobhain McConnell / Wild Women Coaching
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