On Pride & Getting UnStuck
Why is it so hard to swallow our pride? To be the "bigger man," the "better leader," etc. Especially after we've already made a public or private decision that enough is enough - that we've had our fill…
You don't always win, succeed, or end up on top when you gulp and take that step, but usually you do. Not too long ago, I did. Again.
So why, with mounting evidence over our years of life that this does work, do we still hesitate, push back, and refuse to budge...?
This time, for me, it was more due to the outside involvement of others. Too many pieces of a puzzle - not necessarily even the one in front of me, that mattered. How much more effective and profound would the results, the way forward, have been if I had just jumped onto the reins from the start without trying to arrange all the pieces?
The breakthrough did feel good, though:
"How do we get past all this, get unstuck, and start moving forward?" well, "with love."
That was the best icebreaker. Totally out of place, totally unexpected, barely noticed, but it worked. It's literally that easy to get unstuck. You don't have to walk around giving our free hugs to the world (although, there's a case to be made for this as well) - but the absolute reality is that anything but love is only going to make the trek in front of you that much more difficult, deleterious, futile.
The ROI of Humility
The is nothing wrong with pride without pretense, humility without subservience, good vibes without sharing. These thoughts and attitudes can be a solo experience without being selfish. As a matter of fact, if you can engender these energies, it will serve others. Your vibrations will rub off on others, attract those on the same plane of existence, and empower you to be a better version of yourself.
By all means, act positively towards others, but given the opportunity to make a personal effort towards getting unstuck and leaving pretense behind, you will pave the way for better things to come.