Sometimes you can do all the right things and take all the necessary steps to prepare for success but, for some unknown reason you get stuck. You get stuck in a position where you can’t grow, can’t move forward, you have no alternate plan, or you just can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Being stuck is the universes way of telling you to slow down and to help reinforce positivity. It is a moment in time where the universe conspires to help you analyze the situation forcefully through a different set of eyes. Being stuck forces you to make choices that you may have lagged on and procrastinated. This is the universes way of forcing you to ask yourself certain questions you normally avoid.
You may plateau after losing 50 pounds. You’ve been doing everything right, nothing has changed, you have been doing the same routine which helped you lose the first 50 pounds. This is a time when the universe is telling you to look at your situation and see why this is happening. It also reinforces how far you have come and forces you to ask yourself, “What can I do differently than before to lose the remaining 50 pounds”?
Or take myself for instance, I was stuck for quite some time. I tried many things in the past that really led to nowhere. Or so it would seem. I would learn new skills and then get stuck and not know how to proceed and apply those skills in my business or day to day life. I would get into a cyclical habit of not knowing how to use those skills to make money or improve my life drastically.
The reason why I kept getting stuck was because I wasn’t heeding the directions of the universe. The universe was forcing me to ask myself questions that I normally avoided. I was forced to ask myself, “what went wrong?”, “what did I do differently this time?”, “did I even do anything differently this time?”, “how can I use this as a learning experience?”, “why do I keep getting stuck, do I keep repeating the same mistakes?”, “what can I avoid next time?”, and etc. After finally asking myself the right questions I was able to let go of what I was really stuck on, the idea of being stuck.
Moreover, I learned that these moments of being stuck should be used as personal checkpoints to reinforce how far you have already come versus focusing on being stuck and not knowing where to go. Human nature is to focus on the problem rather than the solution. You feel bad because you don’t know the next step. This is supposed to be a time to reinforce positivity. You need to focus on how far you have come along and acknowledge your collective accomplishments to date. Being stuck should be a time to reinforce how grateful you are for all that you have learned and for all that you know. Once you acknowledge and are grateful the universe will be able to guide you and teach you how to get over being stuck.
Time to reflect:
When you feel stuck, take some time and allow the universe to guide you. Ask yourself the questions you’ve been avoiding or that are tough, and be honest. Slow down and analyze the situation using a different set of eyes. Then allow yourself to acknowledge all your accomplishments to date. Do not focus your attention on why you are stuck and where you still need to go. Then use that time to reinforce how great you are and appreciate what you already know and how far you have come.
“Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old – old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don’t. In both cases we have to DO something.” ~ Rush Limbaugh