I wrapped up writing the Ruts Series on lifeontherutledge.com with the close of January. I still need to put a wrap on it. This weekend I had someone ask about the series and I realized that it needed a summary or a conclusion to the series.
Thanks to those of you that have given positive feedback about the series. It has been encouraging to hear how folks have discovered their own ruts and the need to find health, life and growth outside of those very ruts. I am now walking with a handful of people that have launched their journey from the rut. It’s nothing more than being a successful survivor and ensuring others that they’ll survive the jump as well.
For those of you that missed it, here is a summary of the seven-part series. You can also click on the date to get the entire post.
January 3 – The journey starts by choosing the high road. It’s not the easiest road to take but take it, remain on it and enjoy the blessings that will come your way because of your choice.
January 4 – Relationships will change. Be ready for it and understand the challenge. You will lose some “friends.” The good news is that there will be new, deep and fresh relationships that will develop during your transition.
January 6 – As you leave have top of mind the wonderful blessings that came from that job or experience. Be thankful. You may not want to, but choose thankfulness.
January 9 – The military has the principle of “Up or Out,” you are either moving up an organization or out. If you aren’t moving up or have been passed over, it’s time to move on. Don’t sit in the pain, discomfort, the unknowing but move onto the next great thing.
January 12 – As you transition, your “story” will have to be translated for the world to understand. They won’t understand all of what you’ve done or for how long, so be prepared. Prepare, adapt and tell about your journey well.
January 16 – Trust your gut. This is especially true as you consider your future with an organization or business. Listen to your instinct and don’t be afraid to ask questions based on what you are hearing.
January 23 – It was last but it was most important. Remember that God has a plan.
It’s a step of faith. It’s a leap into unknown. It’s a jump from safety and security. When it’s time to get out of that “rut,” step, leap, jump. I hope this series has encouraged you and, for some of you, helped you embrace the fact that you will be alright.
See you in what’s next.