As it says in this Guardian article, “The monkey is trapped not by anything physical, but by an idea, unable to see that a principle that served him well has become lethal”.
It took me a long time to realize that I had both hands in the monkey trap and when I finally did, I knew that I had to start doing something about it. But every time I would attempt to pull both hands out, I would always find myself voluntarily sliding them right back in again, mainly out of habit.
Uneasiness, self-sabotage, not wanting to make waves, and always being of service to others all form parts of my personal hell hole of a monkey trap.
But the older I get, the more I understand that in order to get “unstuck”, I have to start “doing me” for “me”, regardless of the ripple effect.
Because you know what?
Sometimes others would prefer you to stay right where you are in status quo because it’s best for them, not you.
Chew on THAT thought for a minute.
Growth requires discomfort and being uncomfortable is not always a bad thing.
If you keep your mind on “growth”, there are tremendous benefits to reap that you never thought possible.
I am worth it.
YOU are worth it.
It’s time to open your fists and slide your hands out.
What’s in your monkey trap?
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