Have you ever played “stuck in the mud” when you were young? It was one of my favorite games.
Here are the rules of the game.
1. Choose one player to be in.
2. All the other players scatter around.
3. The player who is in must run around and tag as many people as he can.
4. When tipped, a player must freeze and wait for the other players to unfreeze him.
5. The game ends when all players have been tagged and are “stuck in the mud.”
Isn’t this game similar to getting stuck in life?
Are You Stuck?
You can see others moving at lightning fast speeds, and you feel like you are drowning in mud.
You feel stuck and worthless.
You want to move, but you can’t.
You think that life should be different from what it is now…
But you just can’t move forward because there are too many obstacles in your way.
Perhaps you want to change jobs to something you’ll love to do, but you are fearful as there are too much unknowns.
Here is my advice:
“Don’t be afraid to BLOSSOM AND GROW”
Change only becomes possible when you learn to be open to opportunities that come your way.
You will be scared when you say yes to these opportunities.
You will be uncomfortable.
You will feel overwhelmed.
You will doubt yourself if you’ve made the right decision.
The uncomfortable feeling? It’s a good thing.
It means you are exploring. You are at a different place you haven’t been before.
You are growing.
Imagine you are trapped inside this shell for the past ten years. You’re sick and tired of it. The only way out is to grow and break out of it.
During the growing process, you’ll feel claustrophobic, tired, uncomfortable and all stress out.
But, the moment you break out of your shell, with the warm sunlight shining, the cool breeze and the fresh air brushing against your skin.
You feel like you’re born again.
Oh boy! Aren’t you glad you broke out of that old shell?
I’ll like to end today’s email with this quote:
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin