There are times in our lives when we feel stuck – when we don’t know which direction to go in or what is the “right” thing to do. I know. I’ve been there a lot in my life. And the one thing I’ve learned from all my visits to Stuckville is this:
It doesn’t matter what you do – just do something!
Think of it this way. Stuckville is located in a valley. All around it are high mountains and you don’t know what is on the other side of those mountains. There is no outside traffic into Stuckville and no communication with the outside world. The only way to know what is on the other side of the mountains is to go there. There is no way to know which side of the valley to climb up – therefore, there is no “right” choice. The only choice is to pick a direction and start climbing.
Along the way, you’ll get more information. You’ll find that the route you started on may be too steep and you need to shift slightly to the right to make a safer climb. You’ll begin to see paths that others have followed as they went up the mountain and you can choose to either follow those or make your own path. When you get close enough, you may even be able to shout to someone on the top of the mountain and ask them what they see over the ridge. But it won’t be until you hit the top of the mountain yourself that you’ll know if it was the “right” path for you or not. If it is, great! Celebrate! If not, well then you will now have the perspective to see your other options more clearly and you can make a new choice from there.
I know – there are some of you reading this right now who are saying that you don’t even know what will make you happy, so how will you know which way to go when you reach the top of the mountain? That’s the good news. If you focus on choosing the paths that make you happy as you make your way up the slope, by the time you hit the top, you’ll be much more adept at making good choices.
The point is – it doesn’t matter which way you go or what you choose to do – just do something! So long as you are in Stuckville, I guarantee you nothing will change. Just do something – pick a direction and walk in it. Then, and ONLY then will the universe be able to give you the signs you need to get to a place that will make you happier in the long run.
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