Have you ever been stuck in a rut? I mean really stuck! It’s no fun, it feels like all the momentum has left your life. I had a friend that use to say, “a rut is nothing but a grave with the ends knocked out.” That sounds horrible. Sadly its true. When we find our lives stuck in a rut, we become discouraged, easily defeated, bored, discontented, and really for all intents and purpose we are the walking dead.
I’m sure there are many reasons we find ourselves in a rut. I say “find ourselves” because its seems to happen that way. You wake up one day, and realize my life is without meaning. I’m merely going through the motions. I”M STUCK! This is no small problem, because the fruit of this can cause major marriage problems, huge leadership gaps, and personal insecurity that can run your life off the rails. Lets not let that happen. Not with us, or any of the people around us. Lets bust the ruts. Here are some ways to be a Rut Buster.
1. Change your perspective
Begin to look at things from a positive place. Be a Glass half full person. Be purposeful in our gratitude.
2. Live each day on purpose.
When you get up, ask yourself, what adventure awaits me today? Look at all aspects or your life as an adventure.
3. Shake it up!
Do something different. Drive to work a different way, Get up earlier or later. Change your routine. Do something different.
4. Teach or train someone else to do what you do.
When you teach someone else about what you do, you find the purpose in it again. You remember why it excites you, which evokes passion.
5. Last, make your life about helping others.
The greatest rut buster out there, is to quit living in your rut and bust somebody elses rut wide open.
I beleive we get in ruts, becuase we have become so focused on ourselves that our world just becomes smaller and smaller until it is nothing more than a grave with the ends knocked out.
So come on, Bust the Rut! Get to living!