“I’m stuck in a rut…I’m just not happy with where I am in my life.”
We can feel this way about our health, our relationships, and our job. We can feel like we are stuck in a rut, good or bad, about anything in life.
So, how do we get out of the bad ruts?
The bad news is it takes a lot of work to get out of them. The good news is when we are in good ruts it’s also hard to get out of them. I call them the ruts of life.
Look at all the equities of your life – your F5 (Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness and Finance). What kind of ruts are you stuck in – good or bad? Often our ruts can include being happy or sad, inspired or uninspired, purpose driven or purposeless, healthy or unhealthy, motivated or unmotivated, in good relationships or bad relationships. I think anyone who answers how are you with “I’m okay” or ”I’m fine” is in a bad rut and in denial. They just don’t know it and/or don’t want to admit it.
In life we can’t live between the ruts, it’s just too hard, it’s like trying to balance on a tight rope for our entire life – eventually we get tired and fall to one side. Unfortunately if we don’t make a conscious decision typically we’ll fall into a bad rut. So, we have to accept the fact we are going to get stuck in one of the two ruts – good or bad. In the book The Purpose Driven Life it says, “Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make. Your commitments can develop you or they can destroy you, but either way they will define you.”
Let’s make the commitment today to scrape and claw our way out of the bad ruts. Once we’re out, just roll over and fall into the good rut. There will be short-term pain with getting out, but it will pass and then you will experience the long-term gain of living life in the good ruts.
Get stuck in the good ruts and make it a GREAT week!!!!