“The distance isn’t important, it is only the first step that is difficult.” Marquise du Deffand
“I believe how I act today will affect the way I am tomorrow.” Katherine Hepburn
“It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.” Margaret Bonanno
Have you ever felt stuck? It is probably one of the worst feelings we can experience. I specialize in Coaching people to find passion-filled careers and so that is the area I see people stuck in most. Often they have done absolutely nothing for years and years to change a career they are unhappy with. They wonder around and around in their same deep rut . The fact is that we are never really stuck we just keep doing the same things over and over and so we FEEL stuck!
So how do you move out of that “stuck” place. Well, it is not glamorous, but the best way to start moving out of your nasty rut is to do the next indicated action. What I mean by that is to ask yourself, “What is one step I can take today to do something different about this problem?” It may be a small action step and most likely should be. Then do it! Don’t fall into the black hole of worrying that your action step is not the “right” one. It is more important that you are taking action NOT that it is the “right” action. Often that first action step is the most difficult to take but as you ask the question everyday and keep moving forward it will get easier and easier. Soon you will look back and realize that you are out of your awful rut and on to someplace wonderful and new.
1. In what area of your life do you feel stuck?
2. What are you gaining by being stuck in this area? (We never stay anywhere for long if it isn’t serving us in some way.)
3. What is one step you can take today to do something (anything!) different about this stuck area?
4. Are you stopping yourself from taking action because you are afraid it will be the “wrong” action?
Make July the month for new beginnings and an end to an old rut!
Dance with Joy,
“When you are ready to go from burned out to fired up!”