If You currently feel Stuck, Here I am telling you to relax, You are in the best place for your next Level of Growth!
Why we often get Stuck
As humans, it is a habitual, innate ability we have to place ourselves into things, ideas, philosophies, groups. It is our way of mapping our identity, shaping our personalities. These containers exist everywhere, in our Work, In our study, in our Careers, in our day to day decisions.
You become the container you place yourself in.
Our individual Containers can be the country we live in, our financial goals, our entire self concept, the capacity of work we expect of ourselves, the kinds of people we associate with.
In every aspect of our lives, we subconsciously create these containers for ourselves – It is our way of deciding what our limits are, how far we can go, how more we are willing to do.
As you grow to fill your container, you suddenly begin to get stuck within the walls of the container so that you can no longer grow beyond them. Once you begin to feel stuck in any area of your life, it is a sign that this area requires a new bigger container.
A LESSON FROM PLANTS
You can remain in the same place for 1 year, being the same, unchanging, not growing, stagnated.
I was doing the same thing with the plants and expecting a different result. I wanted them to grow, I wondered why they were dying. Everyday I saw that the plants were dry and brittle, and everyday I watered them, hoping that the water will have any effect. It didn’t. Week after week, Month after month.
Until the sudden realization that perhaps the plants had become so dead simply because their containers were just too small to hold and house their growing roots. Alas!
Now transplanted, I do not need to see them in the next three months to know that this simple step taken today was the solution, changing the containers, placing the plants in a new, bigger environment where they can thrive and do better.
When you observe the plants, there are some that multiply and spread regardless of how tight the container is.
They develop more stems, more shoots, more leaves until they cant anymore.
Some plants do this more than others, continually spreading and remaining confined in the container with no real growth happening to any of the stems.
Then there are those that depend on only one or a few stems and just must be placed in a much larger container, else they wither and begin to die.
Think on this, how does it apply in your life?
Many of us, once we feel stuck, begin to try to do more and more. We spread ourselves so thing until we cannot anymore. We find ourselves doing so much but experiencing such little growth in any one area.
We fail to see that it isn’t what we are doing that is the problem, it is that our container is just not big enough to allow for any real growth to occur. It is time to move/transplant things into new containers.
For the plants that depend on one stem/root and cannot spread, death begins to occur. Growth remains completely stagnated and the leaves begin to dry out and wither.
The dying plant can be revived and rejuvenated however, if it is placed in a bigger container.
You know it is time to place yourself in something bigger when you can no longer afford to grow where you now are, when you have so stretched yourself out and multiplied that you then become stagnant.
When you feel stuck, it is Time to place yourself into something New. Feeling stuck is a sign that growth is possible beyond its present state. So if you feel stuck in your life right now it is a wonderful sign. It is a proof that you can be more than you currently are.
The pain and disgust you feel from feeling stuck and stagnant is the catalyst required to push you out of your present container to demand a bigger one.
And an immediate physical response to this intrinsic human need for growth will be you saying things like
“I need a better phone.”
“I need a bigger house.”
“I need a better car.”
When you go beyond need, you begin to tap into the part of your conscious mind that is reasoning. You then begin to think thoughts like:
“I don’t know what I am doing with my Life”
“I am not where I am supposed to be”
Yes you do.
We all deserve more, bigger, better.
But the process to getting there is what is most important.
The growth you are seeking will occur through the process- through this process of changing your container.
It begins with having a bigger mind.
Your first container is your mind. Your vision. Your idea of yourself. Your self concept or self ideal. This is where the containers for every other aspect of your life proceeds from. The bigger your mind, the bigger containers you can place yourself in.
You give yourself permission to grow when you begin to place yourself under bigger challenges, tougher ideas and plans, new environment new people.
The challenge for you now is to become aware, completely honest with yourself. In what areas of your life are you presently experiencing dryness, brittleness, drought?
Do you have a container in which you have placed that aspect of you?
There must be an existing container.
Observe it, can it be changed? If yes, what would a bigger container look like and how can you make that happen?
What would a tougher challenge for you be right now?
Can you do more than you are currently doing?
Can you be more that you are currently permitting yourself to being?
This is a very simple Idea that I am sure will transform your life. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
To have money you must care about money. To care about money is easy to do when you begin to care about other people’s money