For When You’re Feeling Stuck

For reasons listed below and more:

  • That’s not going to work because x
  • I’m lazy
  • It’s going to take too much time
  • I don’t like the way it looks
  • I don’t have the proper equipment/resources
  • I’m too young
  • I’m too old
  • I don’t have the skills

When feeling stuck, it’s worth it to go back to the start of it all. What is the goal? What is the work for? Why will it be important for you? More importantly, is it worth stepping over your biases for? 

In a craze to mimic today’s top success story formula, people lose what success means for themselves

We’ve all seen countless posts on social media that go something like: 

Top 3 habits of highly successful people

Do these 5 things in the morning to set yourself up for a productive day

Stop doing that, do this instead.
Turns out, working from 6am-4pm might work for some, but not all.

Meditation might work for some, but not for all.

If copying someone else’s idea of success makes you miserable, that’s not success. 

Do things that have meaning for you. 

“I Don’t Care”

One of my biggest vulnerabilities that can really get to me is when somebody tells me the three magic words, “I don’t care.”

It’s sharp yet blunt, and carries a weight like no other.

Maybe it’s because I care a lot.

Or because I have to be reminded that not everybody has time to appreciate the things I find incredible in this world.

To me, “I don’t care” is a really bad way to deal with emotion and feelings.

It’s a voice that holds a lack of love and curiosity and prefers to hide away instead.

Also a real lousy thing to say when somebody else is trying to talk with you in real time.

So how can we respond to I don’t care?

I don’t know.

We can’t control other people’s thoughts and feelings, but we can control our own. And what we should know, is that what other people say doesn’t really matter as long as we feel confident enough to stand our ground.