A friend shared with me part of her story. I listened to her share her dreams about her future and what she felt was best for her because she wasn’t exactly happy where she was now. She wanted to start a new life in a new city, a new home, a new job, make new friends, and build a new life. I understood that, as a person that left my hometown to start a new life in Atlanta. She told me that the naysayers called her crazy, said she wouldn’t make it. I laughed out loud and said they want you to stay unhappy and stuck, like them. Some people choose misery and staying stuck like some people choose alcohol, drugs, or shopping. They are addicted to being miserable. Addicts seek other addicts. An alcoholic doesn’t want to be with nondrinkers, they want to be with other alcoholics. A shopaholic loves other shopaholics and miserable people want to go be around other miserable people. You know the saying, misery loves company. And they are stuck! They don’t necessarily want to be stuck, just like addicts don’t want to be addicts but they think the risk of moving forward is greater than the risk of staying stuck. Some people would rather risk staying stuck in a place they cannot heal or grow emotionally and spiritually because of fear. Fear and faith can not exist simultaneously. And their fear prevents them from moving forward. They may want to, they may even talk about it but their talk is only that. They speak forward but they think backward. And sadly they stay stuck and addicted to the misery.
I encourage you to be a risk-taker, unlock the locks and break free of the chains that keep you stuck. You don’t know how dark the cloud is over you until you see the sun. You go!!!