Chris Cicchinelli

Fighting Through Feeling Stuck

April 7, 2020

How many times have you felt like you were “stuck in life”? You know, that overwhelming feeling that makes it seems like no matter how hard you try, you can’t move forward? As humans, we’re all guilty of feeling like this at different times throughout our lives. It’s how you react to that feeling that separates the successful from everyone else. Will you be paralyzed, or will you pivot quickly and do things differently?

 

­One thing to always remember is: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Instead of feeling stuck, just remember: this feeling is all a part of the adventure! 

A Daring Adventure or Nothing at All

How boring would life be if we had the same routine every day without a little adventure? Living a daring and adventurous life is one of the best feelings in the world. Nothing motivates me like feeling alive—really alive—taking chances, embracing adventure, and tackling new challenges, head on! Over the last few weeks, many of us have felt daring and adventurous as we have adapted our lifestyles due to the everchanging climate of our world. This ability to adapt and adjust proves it’s more than possible to not only embrace change and adventure, but pivot successfully, when necessary. If life doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. And change is the key to growth!

Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life

In life, you have to let go of the things you can’t control—if you fail to do this, you’ll be stuck living a life of nothingness. Do you have friends or family who have been down in the dumps because they can’t control the current stay at home and quarantining orders? This lack of control leads many people to feel stuck and unable to move forward. When this feeling hits, remind them (and yourself) to “change your perspective to change your life.” Always acknowledge that you can’t control everything, and instead focus on the things that you CAN control—you’ll quickly find that your perspective improves because the things that you can control will bring you joy. Control how you take care of your family and yourself, then tackle your business and day-to-day activities

Your Dreams are Worth Chasing

Despite the changes in the world, your business is still a way you can make your dreams come true. How? By controlling the actions you take and the decisions you make. What you do once will not shape your life, but what you choose to do consistently will. When you’re working hard and striving for greatness each and every day, no matter the circumstances, that’s when you’ll get the outcome you’re striving to achieve. Again, change your perspective to change your life. That “gatherer” perspective? Forget it—shift to a “hunter perspective” with the mindset that you will work hard and do anything needed to be a successful business owner. A gatherer waits for someone else to do the hunting, then they come by and collect the prize. A hunter will go out there and get what they desire themselves.

The Importance of Purpose

What makes you happy? Are you constantly exploring your deeper purpose? We are all destined for greatness. None of us were put on this earth to walk around and settle for mediocracy. Be someone who enacts change. Be someone who’s innovative and does things differently. Your truest potential will come when you start making decisions for your life, so don’t rest your decision-making muscles!

 

The only way to build strong decision-making muscles? It’s simple—make more decisions for yourself. When you do this, you’ll be living to your highest potential. You’ll become a role model and the leader in your organization that others look up to. If this deeper purpose doesn’t make you happy, then it’s time to reevaluate. How can you change up your process to live life by design and achieve the level of happiness that you desire and deserve? This exploration of your purpose is one sign that you believe in yourself, so never be afraid to do so! Confidence, believing in yourself, and trusting your capabilities are the holy grails of business and life. Get out there and believe in your capabilities and what you can do!