“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” ~Abraham Maslow
If you’re feeling “stuck,” it could be that you’re a little too cozy in your comfort zone. You don’t have to look hard to find examples of being stuck. For starters, you’re stuck if you never speak out when something is wrong — because you’d rather appear “nice” and avoid conflict. Staying stuck is when you remain in a career you don’t like because you fear the uncertainty of something new. And on it goes.
Psychologist Abraham Maslow, who famously explored and named the concept of self-actualization, reminds us in today’s quote that we can’t move forward when we cling to the familiarity of old habits and routines. It’s as simple as that. ~Cindy La Ferle