If you’re feeling stuck in life and like nothing changes despite your best efforts, there’s something you should know:
There is no “stuck” in life. Feeling stuck is simply a sign that something needs to change.
If you’ve been applying different methods and nothing’s working, the best thing to do is take a step back and try to distance yourself from the situation. If this were happening to a friend of yours, what would you tell her as an objective observer?
Imagine yourself trying to climb out of a pit of mud. There’s nothing to cling onto, and you keep sliding back down. Continuing to try to climb out in the same way would only exhaust you until you don’t have the energy to keep trying.
Now imagine you stop struggling and picture yourself standing by the pit. How would you help yourself? Would you throw a rope? Find blocks so the stuck person can build a staircase?
Apply this concept to the places where you’re stuck. As the calm outside observer, what help would you give?
What you think of as stuck is really a temporary platform to gather new information before embarking on a new adventure. It also might be the seed of an opportunity fertilising itself for something better to transpire.
Instead of trying to move past your discomfort, let it be the fertile ground of inquiry. Listen for insights and respond as honestly as you can as you accept responsibility for the actions and beliefs that have gotten you here. Welcome your current circumstance as an opportunity to make your life better, and take the distance and time you need to decide on your response.
How will you gain a higher perspective of a stuck place today?