Today I was speaking with a friend and she said
I feel stuck
And doesn’t that temptation come to us sometimes.
Something in our life can’t move.
In her case, she was working very, very hard for a global Fortune 500 company for 15+ years. She demonstrated loyalty, excellence in execution, extreme detail and care. Then she made a request to move into another area of the company after years of diligence. The new Business Unit was thrilled. She was thrilled. A perfect fit! She could become unstuck!
But the CEO said “No.” We need you here. You’re staying here.
The good news is she is highly esteemed. The bad news is they just want her doing the same thing. But she wanted to grow in other ways.
When things seem tough. We’re told:
Our job won’t progress. We’re stuck.
Or you can’t find the right roommate. I’m stuck.
You haven’t been able to get a visa for three years. Our family is stuck!
There are no jobs in your country. Our country has been stuck for generations.
Or maybe you have been seeking family. And it’s just not happening. Lonely -Stuck. Solo- Stuck.
Those are the times, ironically, when it’s important to give. Yes, that’s right. It’s the time to reach out to someone else, lend a helping hand, offer to help an elderly tribal leader enter the tent, or carry the groceries in for a neighbor out of their car.