Howdy! A Portland, OR native, I currently reside in the northern San Diego County area as a freelance writer. When I'm not sipping coffee, soaking up some rays and writing or playing guitar you can find me at the hot yoga studio.
You look at the world and you feel like you are not living up to your full potential.
Maybe you think to yourself, 'I’m never going to be successful, I am just going to be in a rut with my life.
I will just be a man working for a living to pay the bills and going to school.
I will never be able to do what you guys are doing and be able to put my full time and effort into my personal and professional goals.
I just don't think I will be successful.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Be where your feet are.”
This is meant to be taken in the most literal sense. Being in the rut of what your life has become is where your feet are. It's where your feet are, and it's what you should be thinking about.
As with any of life's challenges, sometimes you don't have an answer. You don't know what the right thing to do is to start a new path or get out of a rut you are currently in.
It's not about the fear of making mistakes. It's about working on the things that you are capable of changing and pushing yourself towards that success.
Yes, you will make mistakes and get hurt along the way, but that is okay! It's not a question of how many times you can fail.
It's a question of how many times you get up after the first few and keep going!
You see, it’s not about what's wrong in your life, it's about how you want to change your life. It's not about where you are right now, it's about where you want to be.
When you move past that rut of what's wrong in your life, you find that there is no place better to be.
You will find that being stuck in the rut of what you have found your current path is not the way to success.
A career is not your life. A job is not your life. You can do whatever you want in your life that's a real goal.
You can do whatever you want that excites you!
Successful people know they are no special people and that everyone has the ability to be successful.
You are not going to be successful by following a recipe for success or by telling yourself that you're just not successful.
You will succeed by believing in yourself, being around successful people, and finding what you want to do.
Many people ask themselves, 'will I be happy with this job?' or 'will I be happy working this job?'
This could be a big part of the rut you have found yourself in. You need to make sure that you are happy with where you are in life before you start changing things.
Many people spend so much time in the rut of what they don't want in life that they never know what they want to do.
Or, they think that what they want to do isn't achievable. You are not going to achieve what you want to achieve just because you don't know what you want to do yet.
Your life is filled with many options. It is up to you to find out what works for you, what you are capable of, and what you are passionate about.
We need to all be passionate about something in our lives or we will never be fulfilled.
Most of us fall into this rut because we are not passionate about what we are doing. We do not find success in our life just because we are not passionate about what we are doing.
Take the time to find what it is that you are passionate about and get started with that dream!
One of the best quotes of all time is, 'you have an option to change your life every day of your life.'
There is always something that can be done positively to help you on your journey.
Maybe you've had several jobs and you can’t seem to break out of that rut.
Perhaps you need to break away from that social group that never supports you and finds it easier to just stay in the same spot.
Perhaps you've had a series of failures in your life, and you're just not strong enough to make it out of the rut.
Everyone goes through these periods in their life. It's how you handle it that will make the difference. The change will happen to you when you decide you are ready.
People go through tough times in their lives all the time. It's what they do after the hard times that will define who they are.
They will choose to improve themselves, let go of the people and situations that no longer serve them, or overcome obstacles on their path.
No matter what your situation is, you can change your life around. All it takes is you to decide you want to change your life.
There is a different way to success that you are searching for.
Get out of the rut you have found yourself in. You can be successful!