The #1 Reason You Are Stuck

The Number One Reason You Are StuckLately, I have noticed a huge trend that causes most people to be stuck in life. It has nothing to do with intelligence, attitude or even motivation. The number one reason you are stuck is that you will not make a decision!

That’s it… fear of making a decision and choosing a direction in which to take action is the number one reason that people are stuck. Period.

Here is a clue to figure out if you are stuck or not… if you are waiting for someone else, or something else, some other external event or factor, or someone else’s decision to happen in order for you to make YOUR DECISION… yeah, that’s you being stuck.

So if you are stuck you are either waiting on “something else” and allowing yourself to be powerless in the situation or… you are just plan afraid of making a choice, or to be more precise… the wrong choice. You are afraid of giving up “options” because maybe you are hoping to have your cake and eat it too. You could even be afraid of someone else’s reaction or response if you choose your own way… regardless… it’s fear, and its fear of making a decision.

If there is anything to be concerned about, it is this… be less concerned about making the wrong choice and more concerned about not making any at all. Trust me, you are smart enough to avoid making a stupid decision, so don’t worry about that. Just make a decision and move on.

And if you make the wrong one, it will not be the end of the world. You will learn from your experience, pick up the pieces that you need to pick up and carry on. At least you won’t be stuck, right?

The reality is that there are more people in this world who are stuck and paralyzed by fear than there are those who are living with the fallout of bad decisions. Let me repeat that… there are more people STUCK and afraid to make choices for their lives than there are those who went ahead, made a bad decision, and had to deal with the consequences…

Don’t stress over making the wrong choice. If you do you will never get anything done, ever. Never allow fear or indecision to be the reason you are stuck!

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten 25 May 2009 – The Jeep was really stuck in all of that!

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