Feeling Stuck as F**k?

Do you ever feel stuck?

Stupid question, I mean we all do at times. But I mean like STUCK as fuck. Proper inaction. Procrastination. Full on overwhelm paralysis.

See, you probably know what it is that you don’t want, but have you ever taken the time to figure out what it is that you do want? What you really really want? (what the hell is a zigazig ah anyway?)

Rather than answer with generalities like a job that “pays more” or “to find your soulmate” or “to be rich”, you gotta be as specific as possible.

What does your ideal life look like? What would you need in your life for it to be more fulfilling and meaningful? What does your day to day look like?

If you win the lottery tomorrow and suddenly, you’re a multimillionaire, what would you do with the rest of your life? Will you continue working on your business? Will you spend more time with your family or travel the world? Will you spend more time on your hobbies?

Try this – Take some time to dream about the possibilities.

Then, write down your dream outcome in vivid detail. Write a list of the things that are most important to you in your life. What gets you out of bed in the morning? What are you willing to devote time and energy to each day.?

Think about all aspects like:

Family Friends

Faith/ Spirituality

Personal growth

Having a healthy lifestyle

Having your finances in order

Work/life balance

Maintaining a loving relationship with your significant other

Being happy while you work

Being organised and using time wisely

Participating in the hobbies you enjoy

Making a difference in the world

Setting priorities is massively important ’cause we often have so much going on in our lives at once that we lose track of who we are and what we want out of life. We end up putting out one fire only to be confronted with yet another that takes its place. With so many things on our plate at once, it’s easy to neglect ourselves, friends and family.

When you’re finished writing your list, take a few moments to prioritise them on a scale starting with “1” as the most important.

Take a few moments to think about these questions:

  • What am I most passionate about?
  • What would inspire me to get out of bed at 5AM on a Saturday morning?
  • What haven’t I experienced yet that I’ve always wanted to? What haven’t I given yet that I’ve always wanted to?
  • What haven’t I learned yet that I’ve always wanted to?
  • What part of me haven’t I healed yet that I still need to?
  • Am I doing now what I really want to do?
  • If not, do I even know what I’d really like to do?
  • What can I do to serve others?

Write down the answers. These should be your honest answers – not what you should do or that others expect you to do.

Once you’ve done this exercise, combine all your answers into a life’s purpose statement.

Your purpose statement will answer the question “Why am I here? What is my true calling in life?”

You get to define yours, so what do you want to do with your life?

Write “My purpose in life is…”

Then, just write. Freestyle it. Stream of consciousness. Spend some time reflecting on your dreams, priorities, and the questions above.

Next, think of the ways you can use your passions and dreams to serve the world.

Write down the following statement, “I will make the world a better place by…” and your answers. Get all of your ideas down on paper.

This will probably take you at least 20 minutes, though it could take bloody hours if you’re anything like me. Write until you feel you have some clarity.

Then, go back and read the content. Is it powerful for you? Is it a wake up call? If not, keep writing until you find something that’s profound for you.

When you define your life’s purpose, it will be an emotional experience. You’ll look at what you wrote and have one of those mind blowing “why didn’t I fucking think of that before?” revelations. Even if your statements aren’t very impressive to others, what matters is that you find them 100% accurate and relevant, and they have emotional significance to you.

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