Don't Get Stuck

I previously shared RELEVANT Magazine’s 11 Things I Know at 25ish article on my blog here and thought it was important to share again. Hope you have a great Wednesday!

#11: Don’t Get Stuck.

This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide.
You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who
have used their 20s to learn and grow, to find … themselves and their
dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, who have pushed
through to become real live adults. Then there’s the other kind, who
are hanging onto college, or high school even, with all their might.
They’ve stayed in jobs they hate, because they’re too scared to get
another one. They’ve stayed with men or women who are good but not
great, because they don’t want to be lonely. … they mean to develop
intimate friendships, they mean to stop drinking like life is one big
frat party. But they don’t do those things, so they live in an
extended adolescence, no closer to adulthood than when they graduated.

Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take
a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness,
and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose
yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate
ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or
climb in bed with your journal.

Ask yourself some good questions like: “Am I proud of the life I’m
living? What have I tried this month? … Do the people I’m spending
time with give me life, or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness
in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?”

Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people
who believe … life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past,
and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet
earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and
keep traveling honestly along life’s path.

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One response to “Don't Get Stuck

  1. wow! thank You for this post. it’s soooo encouraging. [;

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