Turn the page.
Have you ever read a certain book or passage so engaging that it stopped you on the page?
Maybe it was so awesome you had to re-read it.
Maybe it was so boring that you couldn’t even get through it.
Maybe it was so terrible that, like a car crash, you just got stuck scanning it over and over.
Maybe you hated it so much you put the book away and tried to not think about it, but it wormed its way into the back of your brain and you can’t let it go.
Whatever it is – got you stuck on the page – focused on that passage and annoyed that it was even written.
Whatever happened – you got stuck on the page and never finished the book.
And that’s what happened – you got stuck.
You’re amazed that it happened, that you didn’t know how it could get better and you stopped. Or you’re offended at the possibility that it could have been so bad – that you stopped reading altogether.
But this isn’t about books.
All sorts of pages happen in people’s lives. Good ones. Bad ones. Ugly ones. Amazing ones.
Maybe one happened to you. Maybe a few did. Maybe a lot.
Maybe they stopped you in your tracks for a minute. But maybe it’s been a while now – stuck for way longer than you’d like to admit.
And that’s the word – stuck.
And you likely know it too.
You’re amazed that it went so well and don’t know how to follow it up. Or, you’re almost offended that it didn’t go well and don’t know how to keep going.
But whatever reason you’re stuck – remember one thing.
That’s not the end of the story.
That’s just what you’ve read up to now.
You’ll see the story isn’t over yet. There are still pages left to be written (and read).
So turn the page.
You’ll find out what really happens.
In the book, the story might end up way worse, or way better than you thought. You don’t know yet.
But with yourself, you get to write your own story.
You still get to decide how it ends.
Just because the page is hard to read, unexpected, or maybe, even too good to be true.
Turn the page. Finish the story. Make it a good one.