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Help, I Feel Stuck

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Happiness Insight
Clinical Psychologists Wellbeing Experts
Many of us grow up with ideas about how we want life to look. But then somehow things don't turn out quite like you imagined. Many of us feel like there are dreams or hopes that we haven't been able to live. This session helps you to get unstuck and live a life more true to yourself. 
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105 reflections
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Sally
Small steps
This little lesson came at a perfect time for me. I have been thinking of a career change for awhile but I always return to my job because I am afraid of big changes. But by taking small steps towards that big change makes it seem possible.
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Matthew
Single step
I have lived my life with action but without purposeful decision. This has been the source of much of my discontent. It’s good to know I can reverse this trend so simply. One single step at a time.
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Athena
Step one....
Figure out what step one(the smallest step) might actually be ...
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Taking the first step
I like the idea of taking the first small step today, but I don’t know what that step would actually be for me. Not sure what I need to get moving and feel less stuck. Think this would work well if I knew what that thing was that I needed to do.
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Sarah
Amazing
I felt that this life coaching is extremely helpful- more than just calming nerves, but giving you insight and actually making a real, true difference in your life. I’m astounded at how deep this life coaching reached.
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Decisions followed by actions
I need to listen to this again and take notes. I really liked the message. I am where I am because of decisions I made followed by actions. I may not have thought it all through completely, but I do have a plan. I just need to be patient in the execution of it over the next several months. This was helpful in giving me perspective about the decision I made and a framework for future decisions and actions to follow.
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Tiffany
The next step
My goal is to be happy. I’m fortunate that I don’t feel stuck. But from time to time if that feeling comes up I can ask myself: What is the smallest step you can take today to get you on your path to where you want to be? So simple yet very effective! #OmShanti
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Matthew
I *wish* it were actually just this easy!
What’s missing in this lesson is outside forces drastically altering your life path! Regardless of the forces which cause you to be “stuck”, stuck is stuck. Some obstacles are just beyond our ability to overcome, at least quickly! Trust me. I know of which I speak. The struggle is *very* real.
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Charlie
Take one step
I’ve really enjoyed listening to this, I feel like it’s a great encouragement when you’re starting on a new endeavor. Finding one small thing you can do each day to bring you closer to your dreams is a reminder I need regularly.
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Cam
Day 61
My goal is happiness. I want to just feel content with my life. I feel like I used to and somehow I got here and it’s like my mind is a negative narrator. I need to live to each day is my last and love more. I do feel stuck. But is this me not acknowledging how good I have it? Or rather that I truly need a new calling.
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Charlie
Empowering
I’ve come back to this one again and again to help motivate me to keep taking steps, no matter how small, towards my goals. Thank you so much!
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Joe
Action or activity leads to results
Decisions without actions or action with no decision behind them lead us to being stuck. I can point to many instances in my life that fall into these two patterns. We all know what to do we sometimes just don’t do it. Simply starting with one small tiny step or action, today, can dramatically change our path in the long run. We won’t immediately see these changes but looking back over time, a year or six months or one month or even in some cases in a week, we will then see the impact of our small actions. Small actions lead to changes in habits and add up to big changes in our lives where we will no longer feel stuck. I will listen to this multiple times to remind myself
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Athena
Heard it before
But I think today I was in the right state of mind to feel it actually resonated in my own desire. I learned something fascinating about time and the measures of it. They’d don’t actually have to be in any given direction in any one moment. So our future self influences our current self; just as our past (younger)self influenced our thoughts of today. There isn’t anything that anyone can’t become better in... there is always growth even if it’s solely mental and inside of ourselves««—»»
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Claire
Taking control
I like this, it’s a simple way of taking control rather than letting others control me. I’m going to listen to this again, and again... and start my journey today with one step x
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Susan
Help, I feel stuck
In order to keep moving forward, I must make a decision and then take action. The actions don't even have to be huge. Just small steps. That builds momentum and then I will be making progress.
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Gabi
Truth be told
I needed to ehar this, and learn that decisions need to be made.
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Shayla
Taking action + decision
I learned that I am overwhelming myself w/ thinking about my big goals. I need to start taking small steps to progress and feel less stress. Take the small steps.
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Chrissy
it's okay
I learned that I overwhelm myself with what everyone else is doing and at the stage in there lifes and I need to focus on myself more and make me happy first!
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Melissa
Great reminder
Reminded me to keep moving forward, even little steps matter!
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Rich
Take a step
I need to rediscover what my goals and dreams are. It’s been so long since I had them. They have been packed securely away and I don’t even know what they are any longer or exactly where to find them. I know they are still there somewhere, though. I just need to rediscover them and take a step.
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Thorolf
Closing the gap
I learned that a single step is always the logical thing to do, to get closer to what we want and close the gap between where we are and where we want to be. And in addition i found that with that decision the way starts appearing, where there was no way before. Or better: where my mind had created a mental block in terms of „thats not happening for me, because...“ Maybe not today, because it might be a process, but if i don‘t start where I am, then it will also not be closer by tomorrow.
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Joyce
Take the next best step
Good intention for the day, to keep moving forward, past paralysis, exhaustion, and forced errors: to take a few minutes each day to discern my goals, be truly aware of where I am right now, and then actually take the next best step to move forward. Namaste
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Deanne
Stuck
I need to take action to make my plan or dream come true. Do the next right thing.
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Deanne
Stuck
I need to take the next step to make my goal or dreams happen. AA do the next right thing,
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Misha
Don’t sweat the small stuff
I learned that I may need putting to much emphasis on things that don’t truly matter as of late. I have so many of the things that are really important to me in life and I have been neglecting them repeatedly for things and people that don’t even matter in the long run and to whom I definitely don’t matter at all and probably never will. That’s okay though. Because I have Mikus, and Gbear and the rest of a committed, loyal& loving family around me who always have my back and my best interests at heart. Lately, I have been longing to have more close girlfriends to hang with; a better looking body; a never ending supply of money; the ability to shop for more material possessions; but none of those things really matter in the grand scheme of things. I have everything I ever have/ever will need already.
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Jessica
A journey of a 1000 miles...
This strategy works for me every time as I often feel overwhelmed and tired all the time. So I dig deep and do something very small and it is what I need to keep it all in prospective and yo keep moving forward.
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Tawnie
Make decision an take action
I really enjoyed this session. It made sense, an I feel like it’s what a lot ppl do. Definitely I do. So I’m going take this with me an start making decisions then taking action. On new path of life :)
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Alex
Simple steps
It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by the magnanimity of everything. Taking one step at a time is such a great approach. Keeps you moving toward growth and progress. I think I need to remember that sometimes I don’t know what the next step might be and that it is okay to reach out for help in finding that next step.
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Angel
Inspired
I feel inspired to start on my comic book again. I think I will start anatomical studies and focus on one little body part a day.
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Lillie
Keep going
I learned that I need to keep going and keep pushing myself for the things I want. It’s never too late for anything.
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Jeanisse
Go ahead & do
I tend to make lists: of things I like, movies to watch, & even things to do. When I realized that there’s a lot of things I wanted to do, but not making a decision to take action, I felt stuck -hopeless. I felt this way because I felt like I was running out of time; it was too late or out of my age range. In reality, these weren’t my expectations; it was society’s expectations of how things should be stuck on my brain; there’s plenty of time for you to go back to college, to have children, to live your life! So, go ahead, make the decision: take the step & DO!
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April
My thoughts
I began to think about to achieve my happiness in little steps instead of gigantic ones.
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Christina
Little steps
I learned that no matter how small an action I take today, I will still be moving toward my goals if I take one step.
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Shariannie Siller
I needed to hear a lot of what was said in this today.
Somedays i struggle more with decision rather than action. Action is always ready but decision holds me back.
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Chris
I feel stuck
I learned that in order to be unstuck you have to balance and realize the relationship of action and decision. You are where you are because of your actions and decisions this far in life. I afraid of Kyla not loving me and resenting me and leaving me. I’m afraid of this being selfish...even though I’m not happy I’m more terrified of not knowing what tomorrow will bring. I feel like I know the decision I want to make but I’m afraid of what comes next and dealing with the consequences.
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Amanda
Unable to transition
My 97 year old grandmother, the woman who raised me, is dying. She’s in hospice care. Of course I understand that she’s lived a long and happy life and that it’s just her time. She lives three and a half hours away. I saw her this weekend and I’m going again next weekend, if she’s still alive. I am unable to transition from utter sadness to being happy to spend time with my girls. My sadness, at the moment seems impenetrable.
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Delia
Familly
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed I am sad and anxious I can’t help but feel this but I want to stop
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Lindsy
Just the right words
My goals are okay and attainable, but I need to remember to take the next best step, no matter how small.
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Regina
Stuck, hopeless and scared.
I’m a young single mother of four children fighting for reunification in the state of New York. These years of battling has tremendously broke me and mold me. I also just cross across those feelings I won’t ever get through this fight or ever be with my children again. Personally, me myself has a horrible upbringing childhood to where I’m analyzed as the black sheep. Point, these life obstacles that occur no matter how big or small it’s hard facing when alone and always have yourself to self and remain strong to keep fighting.
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Jen
Get movin.
One small step towards something you’d like to do. Make a decision and then action. Must have both to go in that direction
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Ashley
I feel better
I learned that sometimes in life things turn out what we don’t expect them to be,but you haft to be ready and take on whatever life throws at you
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Shanique
Journey of A thousand Miles
I learnt that life isn’t easy and it made up of decisions & actions to = a reaction or impact. So moving forward I just need to be analytic about my steps (decisions) .... therefore im always moving ☺️
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Viola
Small steps
I learned that I have to focus on my daily goals and that I have to work on these things in small steps ...
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Reanna
Just Take the Next Step
I just need to take the next step. My life can be whatever I want it to be.
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~ liesel b ~
Tough Love
This session felt like tough love :). It was more or less addressing the problem at hand, and then telling you how to go straight out and deal with it, which I liked a lot!
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Alli
Decision and action
Change begins with a single step. When things feel out of control and who we want to be feels out of reach, we do have control over the one next right step.
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Adam
Being stuck and what to do about it.
I learned that I’m feeling stuck because of the actions that I’ve taken in the past without making a clear decision before hand. (Relationships & Jobs) and that i can’t continue to avoid the difficult decisions, or I’ll always be stuck.
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Sari
Circles
By allowing feelings of overwhelm stop me from taking action on the tasks I’ve been neglecting out of fear (of the unknown) I will remain stuck in a cycle of not accomplishing the goals I want to achieve and feeling guilty for my inaction. Tomorrow never comes, so start now.
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Jennifer
The first step today
I learned that feeling overwhelmed with so many things I want to achieve or do can prevent me from taking the first step, and without the first step I can’t get started.
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Kendall
Steps
I felt inspired. Everything begins with 1 step. Make a decision and take an action
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Robert
Regret
The older I get the more despondent I become over times past and lost opportunities. Money I spent when I should have saved. Forks in the road I missed. I have to learn to take the next best step, but it is hard sometimes.
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Walter J
Deciding...
In the final analysis all we really have in life are our Choices. (The consequences will Lawfully follow) Think about it ... will I choose to be happy, sad or indifferent about an event that just happened. Will I choose to forgive someone or hold a grudge? Will I choose t respond from Love or a lower vibration? (The consequences will Lawfully follow) What will I choose to Focus on? What’s good, what’s right & what needs done or what’s bad, what’s wrong & who can I blame? Decide, right NOW, you want to be part of the solution. Choose to become a co-creator of a better world. Start imagining things as good as you can. Then take the first baby step in helping it come to life. No matter how small. Because the Universe has access to all the resources needed to make the largest dream happen. But it needs an Image for direction & 1 willing soul to start the process. As the saying goes, “even God cannot steer a parked car”. Realize our thoughts precede actions. So Decide to choose higher thoughts & then take the first step today to make yourself & our world a better place! Namaste ❤️🙏🏼🍀
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Valeria
Hopeful
I learned that holding on to missed opportunities/moments, only builds on to the pressure created for myself.
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jess
Next steps
Next small steps: I'm going to do the application for the Health Improvement manager job and decide I'm the next week whether I want it or not. I'm going to Book up a hiking weekend break. I'm going to get my flat valued.
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Ahmed
The big picture
I learned that looking on to the big picture helps you plan for your next step, by deviding that picture in to tiny pieces and deal with them one at a time. Dont think about the next step until you're done with what you have. In other words; live in the present moment don't regret the past or worry about the future.
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Wendy
So Simple
It sounds so simple and maybe it is. I'm so stuck i don't even know what my dreams are any more. How do I find my dreams? Still working on this!
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Andrea
I need to get unstuck
There’s so many great things about me but I have given and given without receiving back and I have lost by myself I need to get back unstuck!
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Kawika
I feel stuck
Small steps are better than no steps if you want to be were your thoughts and dreams are. Need to start somwere.
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Julie
The next step
I started this track with feeling of hopelessness because I don't know even WHAT I want to change. But the words "relationship" and "tiniest step" gave me some hope that I will find my path
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Marisha
Day 2
I feel stuck every day. I can take the first step but then I get stuck again. It’s a cycle I want so desperately to get out of.
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alexa philips
Fell down and can’t get up
A journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step. I feel as though at this particular moment taking just one step in any direction is so difficult and I don’t know how to just move. I feel like the the other part of my my momentum is now gone. I fee lost sad sad betrayed and hopeless without rob. I just can’t seem to get it together. I’ve Never felt this kind of unbearable sadness and lack of interest in my future.
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Andraya
Change
I need to take steps to get to where I want to be in life. I need to take small but consistent steps until I can take on bigger tasks so as not to get overwhelmed.
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Cara
Motivational
I feel inspired to take small steps to big goals that I have. And to use the mantra of following action up with decisions and ensuring I have made a decision when committing to actions.
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Sophia
How I feel
I was feeling sad and just wasn’t feeling like me. After the meditation it helped a lot.
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Tiffany
Stuck
I was reminded to take my time and to take one step at a time.
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Leila
Life coaching session
I felt down and this life coaching session inspired me and made me feel hopeful
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Susan
First step
I intend to observe how I do without drinking.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Susan
Feeling hopeless and scared
I’m afraid that the step I must take will lead to an ending, and I’ve lost trust in someone
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Grace
Musings
I have learned that the worse I feel, the more I avoid processing my feelings m.
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Kristina
Empathy
You can't always make all the steps in a day and that its a process of daily little steps towards the goal and end result.
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Tracy
Meh
I felt that this life coach session didn’t apply to me at all. I don’t feel stuck. I feel sad.
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Borealis
Dr Alicia and Dr Kassandra
Your meditation message rings so true for many of us that are seeking a partner in krime. I think a life shared with the Wright person could be life changing in many ways. Being stuck is not always as it seems. Getting a rebound on the last play of the game when you haven’t played in years is a fantastic accomplishment. Points made are not always the best medicine. ❤️
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Alexa
Taking action
It is so true that decisions and actions help us to get un-stuck. Though acknowledging a feeling or desire is important, the next important step is to take action. I resonate with this meditation.
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Joyce
Goal-based actions
A good intention for the day, to make each action meaningful and with purpose. Namaste
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Manny
Taking the first step
I learned that you need to be fearless and not be scared of taking the first step toward a new goal in life.
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Crystal
How do I get it all back?
I realize that I let my momentum go for things that were much more important to me and now I must start all over again to gain the momentum I lost. It’s disheartening and feels impossible. All that hard work and I dropped the ball. I’ve felt stuck for this reason. I just don’t want to do it all over again. :(
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Sharon
Make the first step
Life can be hard & seem like your getting nowhere with dreams and goals but as long as you stick with it and don’t give up by making the first tiny step towards your wants it can make you feel accomplished
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Sonni
Sad, Stressed, Stuck
It’s finding the energy to start dealing with the sadness, stuckness and stress that’s hard. Making tiny amounts of progress occasionally, but it’s hard to stick to. 🤞 this app will help.
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Tina
Sunk Costs trick us into staying unhappy
This reminded me of how as we get older it gets harder to make that momentum because as kids it’s easy to be decisive when you know you have “more time” to change your path. In reality, it’s the sunk costs of our time that make us think it’s harder to change paths when it isn’t necessarily always harder, just more emotionally intensive because we now have to convince ourselves to change.
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Ely
Help, I feel stuck in my path
I learned that we need to take a small step, think about the decision we make and it’s actions. This small step can help us little by little to our goal. The beginning of a new journey.
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Alicia
One step speaks volumes
I learned that taking one step towards the manifestation of my destiny may seem daunting. But, I also learned that I reduce fear or trepidation by reminding myself why I’m taking the step—how this step is part of a journey of other steps—and my travels towards what I desire require momentum.
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James
Wisdom in forgotten words
I was reminded of the great adage every journey begins with the first step. We just need to focus on taking that step and put aside our fears about success in the journey
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Jodene
A small step
I learned that I only need to figure out what my next step is towards my goals now all the steps right now.
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Maureen
One small step
I learned that the distance is not insurmountable from where I am to where I want to be. Each step holds a lesson.
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Andrea
Decision for Myself
This was that one small piece of advice I needed to hear. I feel like I get myself into things I don’t really want to be in. Only because I don’t know what I want or where I’m going in life. Lately I’ve been thinking of a big change and this was the sign to just start with something small. To dig further into this change I want to make. Thank you for this.
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Virginia
Stuck, grieving, hesitant and scared
We cannot choose to still live in the past if we want to give our present and future more attention. We can acknowledge the past and the pain and grief but taking first step is what is needed for healing to begin . Very very hard to do when the people you’ve lost on earth were in your mind, your world and compass navigating our daily lives.
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Alichia
Make the most of today
As the saying goes, “Grab life by the horns”, I’m going to make the most of today and every day! If I slip or make a mistake, then get back up and keep trying my best. Everyone has their own path in life, and this is mine.
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Kelly
Today
I was reminded that every journey starts with one step. And like Wayne Gretzky said, you miss 100% of the shot you never try. So even if it’s baby steps, I took a step today in listening and remembering why forward is better than backwards.
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Z
Decisions
I can prevent situations that imprison me in life simply by taking control of my decision. Powerful yes & no to avoid getting stuck. Then taking action
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Mary
Question
Hi, is there a transcript for this? I’m Deaf lady and trying to find the transcript for this and would love to read it. If not, I may delete this app due to not accessibly accommodation for me.
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Sarah
Little steps
I don’t have to take a big dive, I can just touch the water, but I have to decide to do that then actually do it.
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Liesl
Help, I Feel Stuck
Decision AND action. Action AND decision. This is the way to accomplish anything, but if you stick to one or the other, that’s how you can end up in trouble. If you make a solid decision about your future and follow it up with baby steps of productive action, you’re on the way to that future this very second.
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Andrea
Change amd actions
Life is not how I planned it but I can change myself and in return it can be an action others see as faith. Action is the best and hardest for me to be mindful of doing.
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Debra Good
The horrible feeling of stuck
Wow, this really put into perspective of how actions versus our decisions and vice versa, really affect our life depending on which we do first. Now, I know why I’ve made some poor decisions and have not followed through with my true dreams. Great insight and thoughts to apply throughout the day. Thank you!
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Carrie
Getting unstuck
I learned the big dream is probably too overwhelming, smaller steps and small actions are a way to go forward. Also I need actions to make my decisions actually valuable in my life.
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Ashley
Baby steps
Baby steps- make small goals for a bigger one and work on them. Progress is progress
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Myiesha
Stuck
I learned that making small goals is a start the journey of a thousand miles start with your steps
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Nikki
WoW!
it's so good, encouraging and comforting to know that there is a possible way to get "unstuck". thanks a lot!
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Katherine
Unstuck
The “one tiny thing” concept is wonderful. No matter what kind of stuck you are, you always can find one tiny thing to do.
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Rhianna
Yes!
Small steps can be just as important as th big steps, and without the small steps larger progress is harder to make. To not be afraid of taking action whether it be small or big to get a journey started for the better
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Pep
Feeling stuck
Decision then action. I’ve been taking a lot of action without really deciding what’s best for me.
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Joyce
Decision -Action Combo
I a big believer in fate also, and it’s important there too to follow it up with whole hearted, committed, decision and action. Namaste
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Lee
When feeling stuck
This short recording is very helpful any time of day!! Thats what i learned
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Kelsey Gerber
Small steps
Small steps lead places. For some reason I always feel like I need to make a massive jump, and that never works out well. Little steps. Brick by brick.
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Marnie
I have been taking a lot of action without actually making a decision.
I never thought about my actions in this way. I hope to change that.