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Getting Out of My Own Way

There have been many times in my life where I have felt stuck. For me, being stuck means that I just go through the motions of life but don’t actually feel that I’m getting anywhere. I perform actions out of necessity, not because I actually want to do them and as a result, I feel trapped in a seemingless endless cycle.

When I feel trapped, it’s easy for me to become negative and have a pessimistic view of the world. I see my life as a hopeless journey where I can’t do anything to change and I give up on wanting more. I let the bad things that are happening or the monotonous feel of daily life get the best of me. I consider believing that my life will always be that way and so I should just suck it up and move on.

While that feeling of being stuck has usually caused me to let life take me by, I’ve started to realize that I have to stop getting in my own way. I let my own negativity and self-doubt control my life so I don’t allow myself the possibility of change to happen. The bad things that happen in my life or the negative feelings I have aren’t permanent and don’t dictate my future, and it’s time that I start to believe that. Bad things happen and I don’t always have to be positive, but I can’t  allow myself to continually be sad because of my refusal to believe in the possibility of more.
Those small moments of happiness and hope I feel from time to time may seem fleeting, but they are a sign that my life isn’t destined to always be a constant cycle of bad situations and despair. I have to stop keeping myself from achieving contentment, maybe even happiness, because of the thought that the happiness won’t last. I can’t keep letting myself not experience things because of fear. It’s not fair to myself and I deserve to give myself the best possibility for success. I need to stop holding back and just live life the best way I can, with all the good and bad. I have to keep on believing that even if a negative situation come around, there’s always the little things that put a smile on my face and open me up to the knowledge that it’s possible to have good moments amidst the troubled times.




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