Feeling stuck in life is one of the worst feelings ever. This feeling normally arises when we run into a fork in the road. Should I stay in this relationship? Is it time for me to leave my job? Have I out grown this city? Life seems to be so cloudy and you don’t know how to continue. This is a common feeling in today’s era, as major accomplishments and forward movement are constantly thrown in your face. But what happens when your big win doesn’t come at the time you think it should? You begin to allow this negative feeling to ruin the soil in which your dreams and aspirations are planted in. Most of the time, we don’t even understand what limiting belief has permeated our mind, preventing us from moving forward in our journey. We allow our journey to become stalled.
The stalled feeling is due to the attempt of moving forward. Somewhere in your journey, you began running in place, instead of taking strides. If you are currently chasing a dream that you established at 16, but you still live in that same mindset, your dream may be stalled. You haven’t been able to take heed to the lessons designed for you along the way. Moments that were meant to propel your life to new heights. Instead, you entered a roundabout and never decide to take one of the exits. We have to understand that our dreams and goals can be moving targets. Therefore, it is important to reflect and practice the art of mindfulness along our life’s journey. Assessing the goal at hand, but also allowing our life to evolve in the meantime.
I’ve come to realize that our approach to life can be very similar to a trip to the gym. We find ourselves so dedicated to successfully completing a goal, that we push through without inhaling the beauty in the journey. Some of us even go and walk on the tread mill at a speed of 3.0 for months, without ever attempting to increase the speed. Therefore we have found ourselves again in this round about of life, without ever making the decisions to move on. If your life has become somewhat of a high intensity workout, understand that there will be moments in time when you begin to lose your breath. I’m not instructing you to abort the mission, but what I’m saying is, please be sure to take proper maintenance in your life along the way. Life happens, and it happens frequently! Challenges and obstacles will come in and out of your life. In order to combat this, you must learn how to move forward despite adversity. So pick up the pieces, and keep going! You’ve got work to do warrior!