Are you (actually) stuck?

Do you think of yourself as being “stuck?”

Why do I ask? Because I hear it ALL the time. And I think we can all relate to the idea of “stuck,” because we say it a lot. And whenever we all start saying something, I start questioning it.

ARE we actually stuck? Or do we just think we are? And is that the same thing?

What does stuck mean, exactly? Because while we profess to hate it, I wonder if we do it on purpose. If we are pressing down the brake so hard that our legs have locked up in that position.

It may not be ideal, but it’s a great way to keep from rolling forward into the unknown, which is only slightly more terrifying.

And you only need something to be slightly more terrifying to keep you precisely where you are.

This post I put up about being or feeling stuck has been getting more attention than I expected. It features a clip from the Start Writing series I ran live last week (and while it’s technically over, people keep signing up! So I made a replay available for the next few days, and you can get that if you want right here.)

When I feel stuck? I move my body—I go for a walk, do laundry, or move my fingers across the keyboard.

Because if you’re moving, you’re not stuck.

Watch the video in that post and see if you agree.