Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Stuck on an Escalator

It won't take long for you to get the message with this video. A few seconds in, you will see what it is getting at. Getting stuck on an escalator is ridiculous. Obviously you can just start walking up the escalator if it stops moving. But how often do people get "stuck on an escalator?" I'm not talking about it in a literal sense, but a figurative one. It seems people face problems and think there's no solution. They are too narrow minded and can't see the big picture. The people in the video are standing there, stuck. They are only focused on what is right in front of them-the unmoving escalator. If they were to look up and see the big picture, they would obviously realize that a solution to their problem is right in front of them! Just start walking! They call out for help. How often do people call out for help right away when faced with a problem or challenge rather than try to fix it themselves? I think it happens a lot. They wait for help to arrive, rather than just getting after the problem and working out a solution. They feel that their problem is insurmountable, but it's the exact opposite--something they have the power to fix. They just need to realize it.  People climb aboard the escalator of life but think they are "stuck" because they feel like they aren't moving towards a goal or their passion or some higher calling. There's no such thing as being stuck on an escalator. Don't be stuck in life. Rather than just standing there, waiting for something to happen, put one foot in front of the other and start walking.

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