Kill the monster when it’s still small.
Most people wait until the pain of being stuck becomes much bigger than doing something, just anything. And by then it’s usually far too late to constructively solve a problem without severe damage.
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It’s a mixture of feeling paralyzed, depressed, overwhelmed, hopeless, being in doubt about the future and many other similar negative feelings.
You usually get stuck after making a series of bad decisions. You may feel like you are stuck in a relationship, in a job or in life in general.
You can’t be really stuck, because everything is moving and going forward, and so are you. You are only spending your time, energy and other resources wrong.
And it’s more than obvious that doing the same things and expecting a different result is crazy.
There are certain benefits to being stuck you are enjoying. They can be enjoying the comfort zone, emotional security, financial security, being used to people and things, and so on.
The pain of being stuck is usually smaller than the pain of freeing yourself and doing something about it.
When somebody feels stuck, the moment they start doing a small new task they haven’t been doing before to change their situation, a big burden lifts off their shoulders.
The first step is the hardest but when you do it, a whole new world opens up to you.
“The hard choices—what we most fear doing, asking, saying—these are very often exactly what we most need to do.”
Toxic shame is an emotion that most of us get to know throughout our lifetime: deep inside, we feel that we have failed ourselves or the others.
The actual issue, when this occurs, is that we tend to become defensive and attack the other instead of just accepting our fault and try making it better.
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