I’m sure you are wondering WHY would anyone be thankful for being stuck, right? I read a great blog post from my friend, Deana which got me to thinking. I know, scary, right?
Think about it…. when was the last time you were stuck? Maybe you were reaching for a goal and just couldn’t seem to push past a block? Maybe you were waiting for an answer from God and it just wasn’t coming in YOUR time? Maybe you just weren’t making progress as fast as you would like?
Whatever it was, it didn’t feel good right? It was frustrating, right? You just wanted to move forward and no matter how hard you tried it just wasn’t happening. Well, Deana says “being stuck is an indicator or a symptom that you need to grow“. YIKES! So basically being stuck your comfort zone? If it is, then how many of us truly want to step out of our comfort zones? I know when I get comfortable, I like to stay there and even wish it could be forever.
For many years I was stuck….. financially and spiritually. I wanted to climb out of the mess but it just wasn’t happening. WHY? Because I wasn’t ready to take the steps necessary to make it happen. When I walked back into the rooms, faced my relapse and asked for help – growth started AGAIN. You may not be an addict and in need of a 12-step program, BUT you may be stuck or comfortable unable to move forward in your life.
Deana says we get stuck in 4 different areas which effect our lives. They are:
Finances – the thing that propels you toward or prevents you from doing the things you want to do for yourself and even others.
Faith – the truth that we cling to when all the chips are down. Our actions are the result of our beliefs.
Fuel – the igniter to your soul. If your soul had a face, this would make it smile.
Family/Friends – the relationships we have, have to have, want to keep and those we don’t.
Being stuck helped me to resolve some financial issues and restored my faith. I have developed new friendships and am mending relationships with family. The one area I am still STUCK in is FUEL. Some days I have it and then there are some days, I wonder what it is.
The one thing which ignites my soul (besides my family and friends) is my angels. Creating them from different things. I can see an angel in the making in just about everything. Sharing angels with others. Hearing the stories/ memories of other’s angels. I take baby steps forward in my business and then fear kicks in. I play the comparison game and think “it will never be more than a hobby” so I get stuck being comfortable – not taking chances or stepping out.
The reality is I (and I’m sure many) focus on the BIG picture which is our end goal. When we should be focusing on the next small step…..If we repeat the same small step or at least one small step a day, we wouldn’t be stuck, right? Better yet, we would be closer to our end goal. .
So for me, today I will be thankful I am stuck and for the realization it is just a symptom of my fear. Fear to step out of my comfort zone. Fear to make a change. Fear of failure. Fear of loss of income. Yup, there are lots of fears BUT when I take one small step…… like reaching out to those who have expressed an interest in buying some angels, it doesn’t seem to overwhelming.
As Deana says “Growing past our comfort zones is never easy, but always worth it!” How will you grow out of your comfort zone and get UNSTUCK?