When You Step Back and Notice Your Surroundings…

Sometimes you get stuck in a mindset or a space where you can’t move forward. You begin to feel like everything is going wrong and you are unable to find an open door in which you can place your foot.

Take a ride around the block.


Get in your car and drive around your local area. Notice what surrounds you.

Look at the objects and people. Really observe them. What buildings potentially house future clients or your future business? Which physical platforms may be metaphors for platforms you will soon use to share your voice or story?

Which bridges do you need to build in your community? Which vehicles do you need to use to transport yourself from where you are to where you want to be?

As you drive around and see your city, you may come up with ideas, so bring a notebook with you. Write down all that comes to mind. Don’t feel like anything is too small. Business ideas, personal ideas, dreams, visions…. they are all important in this exercise.

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is. ~Bob Feller

Like baseball, you get a new chance every day to start fresh. 0-0. Don’t be afraid of life and don’t allow yourself to feel stuck for long. Someone once said you only have so many minutes a day to be soft, then it’s time to get hard and play boss. Get out of your mind and ensure that you use your frustration as fire to rise up out of the ashes like a phoenix rising.

All it takes is one opportunity or good idea and suddenly you’re in a new spot mentally and physically.

We’ll dive more into this in a couple days, as I’ve been working on a post about open doors. Sometimes they are right in front of you and all you have to do is walk in….

For today – take a ride around the neighborhood and see what you can identify as opportunities!

Until next time,


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jayne says:

    Very inspirational words to get out of a rut. It’s interesting finding that balance of when we need to sit still and let God speak to us and when we need a change in scenery. I like to hike but hiking can easily become an avoidance behavior. lol Then again I like to just sit and read and write and learn about philosophy all day too which can get me into a creative “block” or a rut as well. lol But I liked this it’s something I will need to return to once in a while.

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    1. Thanks. It surprised me how much I saw when Ali and I went to chase a sunset one day. I wasn’t stuck but I’ve been sitting on the post wondering what the inspiration was and this morning I found it. 🙂

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      1. Jayne says:

        nice! I love door analogies. I liked this post.


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