A few weeks ago I was talking to some friends during a dinner party at our house. While we waited for the steak to cook on the barbecue, I was sharing my excitement for my new eCourse that was about to launch and I asked my friends: Have you ever been stuck? One of them quickly answered without hesitation, “Never.”
Her career has always been on track, she has a husband she loves and they’re constantly traveling and going on new adventures.
“Wow, never? That’s awesome.” Still, I was curious. Was there a time in her life that she was tolerating a less than fulfilling experience instead of instigating meaningful change?
Immediately the answer was, “Of course!” She shared a personal experience, outside of work, of being stuck and longing for change and didn’t know if that “counted.” It was my turn to chime in, “Of course!”
Your Choice: Tolerate or Change?
I often talk to people that want to convince me that their life is perfect. In many ways, they are also convincing themselves. They give me the glossy version of how things are going and skip of the bits that are more vulnerable or painful truths.
It struck me that some people don’t define tolerating as being stuck… even when it’s not their choice and they see no way out.
Instead, I hear excuses:
“That’s why they call it work. If it was fun, they’d call it going to fun.”
“I’m bored, but who isn’t?”
“I want more, but I’m not ready to rock the boat.”
“I want to change, but the people I love don’t.”
I’ll ask you… how do you get unstuck? How do you even know you’re stuck? What are the signs?
Check out this Haiku Deck for 10 signs and 10 solutions to leave stuck and step into a life and leadership that inspires.
(If the deck doesn’t load for you, here’s the link: Haiku Deck Stuck Stinks)
Are you feeling stuck and ready to change? Check out my eCourse: Get Unstuck and Choose to Move.