If You Feel Stuck Or Lost, Do This One Thing

Just take a step.

A step will keep your mind busy. It will stimulate you with a new experience. Your neurons will sing like a choir, transmitting beautiful frequencies, and your dopamine levels will defy gravity. Whether it makes you scared, curious, awkward, or amazed, a step will be a leap from where you are now.

Just take a step.

A step could be a new career, a new course, a new hobby, a new destination, a new muse, a new connection, a new idea. It might only be temporary, or it could be forever.

Just take a step.

A step will break you out of complacency. It will shatter the routine your feet have become so fond of but your mind and heart have come to loathe. The strength of complacency is convincing you you’re satisfied. But complacency can lie. Take a step and you’ll be closer to the truth.

Just take a step.

A step leaves anxiety behind.

Just take a step.

A step will release you from the boundaries you’ve created. You’re not shackled. You’re free to discover what suits you best in this world. You can make decisions. Some might be wrong, and you should embrace those missteps. Because it is the act of making a choice that we can celebrate everything special about the human condition. We’re meant to be imperfect.

Just take a step.

A step will make you the author. It will prove you have the power to write the story of your own life instead of being a character in a tale the world has created.

Just take a step.

A step is the only way to realize your dreams. You might have many but don’t know which to choose. You might have only one but don’t know where to start. You might have none and don’t know where to go from here. No matter the direction, a step will take you further from the darkness and closer to the light where your dreams wait to be found.

Just take a step.

A step will make you rely on yourself. It will give you purpose. And purpose is one of humanity’s deep seeded needs.

Just take a step.

Because unless you move your feet, your rhythm will be withdrawn. You can only march to the beat of your own drum by first taking a step.

So, please. If you’re feeling stuck or lost, just take a step, and you won’t find yourself here again.

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