Getting unstuck. What may or may not work for you.


Feel stuck in life??  Do you keep trying to change but keep falling back into the same old patterns? Then read this following quote.

“Even when a change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn’t matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any change that you’re going to be thrown off your feet by it. So be prepared for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change and achieve your dream.” – Harvey Mackay

Do you think this quote is a lot of hog wash? Let  me know.  Evidently Harvey Mackay didn’t think so or else he wouldn’t have written it.

I myself have found, with the many patients I have treated over the years, that change, even positive change, can be an uneasy experience.  It can be especially discouraging with those people who risk attempting change with no guarantee of eventual success and may end up in the same place or worse yet, further behind. In spite of what may be conveyed by leading experts in the field of behavioral health, there is no one magic answer to success  but many different ways of reaching your goal, whatever it may be. The trick is to find out what will work best for you.

No matter what however, as you go through the ups and downs of trying to change, you may want to take a tip from the lyrics of an old song, “You got to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again,”

Know that you can always find reasons not to do the things that would nudge you out of your comfort zone.  Know that, in the long run, such behavior will not truly get you what you want and need.  Accept that there will be setbacks, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of them. Resist the temptation to be discouraged but rather focus on your strength of character that perseveres against all odds.

What works for you? E-mail me at with your thoughts and ideas. I will publish them in my blog.