Friday, February 14, 2014

on being stuck

Sometimes I get stuck...I mean really, really stuck. It usually happens when I'm faced with too many options, which ought to be a good problem to have! What I've realized is that I get stuck because I'm afraid of making the wrong choice, making a mistake that I can't undo. Well, the fact is that mistakes are good for you!

Every mistake holds an important lesson. You've learned something in making a choice, any choice. The only real mistake is when you do not make a decision at all, you don't take a leap, you hesitate to the point that you've done nothing.  If you don't act then you have a guaranteed outcome: you don't move forward and you miss out on an opportunity. If you make the decision and take the chance, then even if it doesn't work out the way you'd hoped or it turned out that you took the wrong road...you still win because you've learned something, you've taken action, you've moved closer to where you want to be.

So don't overthink, don't doubt yourself, don't get stuck. Take chances, make chances. Go for it!
This photo was a mistake. Turns out...I kind of like it!

11 comments:

pragmaticsoul said...

I like this photo as well!
It's very fascinating to see..and I have a few like this :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I like the photo too! :)

Susan said...

Such good, good, good advice. You are so wise you know that?

Tracy Altieri said...

Actually - I love the photo! And your wise words!

karen said...

Great photo! Making choices are part of life sometimes easy sometimes not too easy but they make our history.

Nancy said...

Good advice but so often I get stuck out of fear of being out of my comfort zone in certain areas...I do not hesitate to make certain kinds of decisions and then lament over overs.

The photograph does have a zingy feel to it.....

S. Etole said...

Looks like you've caught some of the night action.

TexWisGirl said...

i like it very much! i often feel like i'm mired in limbo, too. *sigh*

thanks for coming by!

Rambling Woods said...

Yes..I do tend to overthink... thank you for the kind comment on my blog..Michelle

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am often surprised when I download my camera...things I thought would be throwaways turn out to be interesting and things I thought would be good (too) often aren't.

Yup, definitely a lesson in there someplace ;>)

Linda Jo said...

So true! And I love the photo!!!