I heard you loud and clear when you said that you feel stuck. I felt that to my core.
I can relate 100% to that feeling.
You have this clambering feeling to change your current situation ASAP.
You want to let go of the things that you are holding onto.
You just do not know-how.
When you think of changing and becoming the best version of yourself the uncertainty of not knowing what direction to take scares you.
I’ve been there countless times. We are human. I think it is natural.
I am about to paint a picture for you.
It may be a description that you can relate to.
“Your two feet are planted in a square box of hardened concrete. You have been standing upright and strong in that box of concrete for some time feeling relatively okay.
As time passed you realize that you are ready to come out of this concrete box.
Luckily for you, there is a tree with long branches that is a good stretch away from you.
Over time with consistency, persistence, and patience you got a hold of one of these sturdy branches. You felt so proud.
You have been holding on to that branch for the longest time, trying every day with all your might to uproot yourself from the hardened concrete.
So much time has passed.
Tiny cracks formed in the concrete, little weeds appear. You see these as signs that you will be out soon.
You say to yourself, “if I just hold on a little longer, force a little harder I will be out soon. Things will get better.”
In the midst of this, there is a firm gentleness in your mind that says, “holding on longer, forcing harder is not going to get you out”.
You know that you need to let go of the branch.
You fear losing the grip of the branch. You believe that all hopes of coming out of that concrete box will be lost.
Interestingly enough, on the left side of the box, also a stretch away from you, has always been a small hammer…
That hammer came when you began to get tired, and weary. It came when that gentle firmness said it was time to let go.
I’ve painted this picture to share that all that we need is on the other side of uncertainty and fear.
To get out of the box, we need to let go of the branch. Without a doubt, there is another way to get out. A way that will serve you in more ways than one.
I know you may be tired. Noticing a hammer on the side makes you feel super happy, however, the thought of putting in the work again, feels like too much!
The difference between holding on to the branch and picking up the hammer is the transformation that will take place for you.
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