Are you stuck in a cycle?

Hey Beautiful Lady,

Do you find yourself repeating  bad decisions, negative behaviors , non productive movements over again? We can have the best intentions about changing and still end up on the same broken path.

Have you seen the movie Ground Hog Day ? In the movie, Bill  Murray woke up to the same day every day of his life?He made the best of it and worked it to his advantage.  Can you imagine waking up everyday  to the same day?  Do you want to live or just exist?

Let’s talk about the Washing Machine.

Wash, rinse, spin-Complete !

How would you feel, if you put your clothes in the washing machine, but the next step never occurred?  What if your load of clothes kept spinning without stopping? So much potential for those clothes, but the clothes are stuck in a cycle. So much potential, but you won’t or can’t move forward. So,  are  you stuck in a cycle of past failure, hurt, procrastination, an unhealthy mindset?

When we think of putting a load of clothes in the washer, we put an expectation on the washing machine .
What happens if you check the clothes and there still wet?

It’s really disappointing when we don’t get a completed cycle. Would you keep using this washing machine if it kept getting stuck? What will you do about it?

In the Bible, the children of Israel was in the wilderness wandering, murmuring  and complaining . When you’re complaining and stuck, you don’t realize how much time passes. Forty years had passed for the Israelites!!!

Have you made some decisions to become a better person because you know the path you’re on is a dead end? Do you start off with the mindset, A New Year, A New Me, well what happen just a few months later?

Let’s do a check to see if you’re Stuck in a cycle:

  • New friends, but  you’re in the same drama
  • Better paying job, but the bills are still past due
  • Different guy, but he has the same characteristics as all the others
  • You got the makeover, but you’re still feeling the same
  • You declared a new you, but  you have the same negative/doubtful attitude
  • A new year,  but it looks and feel like all the years prior
  • Better situation, but you’re still complaining

The cycle starts and stops with you… It’s truly up to you.  This is not just a slogan, but you Must change your mind. However, changing  your mind isn’t enough!
You must be intentional about your decision.  Intentions require your effort. We have to consciously make a  daily, weekly, monthly and  yearly decision to retrain our thinking and our actions.  You Must consciously think and  act different or you will repeat the Same cycle.

How do I get out of the cycle???

  • Examine yourself, what can you do  to change or grow
  • It’s ok to change for the better
  • Do the necessary steps to change
  • Stick with the change
  • Get some help to change or improve
  • Don’t talk about, be about it
  • Be open for improvement
  • Surround yourself with wise counsel

Everyday life as we know it changes, so be the change you want to see. Remember, just because you’ve always done it a certain way doesn’t make it right.

Be Bold, Be Kind and Be a Woman on the Move!!!

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Author: Women on the Move

I am a Woman of God who is determined to see other women succeed. I'm the founder of Women on the Move Ministries which offers monthly workshops to empower women. Follow me on FB to stay connected with Women on the Move Ministries Fb- womenonthemove8 IG- womenonthemoveministries Email-

9 thoughts on “Are you stuck in a cycle?”

  1. Good Advice and oh so true!!
    It’s easy to get caught up and stagnant in our every day lives but remembering that with every new day there are new opportunities may help to keep us on our toes!

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  2. This is so good and so true. I never thought of it as you described the washer machine scenario. It’s definitely time to do a new thing. Renewing the mind daily.


  3. This was beautiful and most of all…SO TRUE! I can appreciate the fact that while reading this, I associated myself with some of the elements defined as “being stuck in the cycle”. I can attest that most of it is my own doing and know NOW that I must change in order for my life to change. I truly enjoyed this insight!!❤❤


  4. Yessss,I definitely feel like I am stuck on a cycle.I really can relate to the wash machine just spinning,spinning,and spinning.Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Yes, we do fall into cycles. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Let me to something different and see what happens. All my dreams still inside of me. Who going to get them out of me, if not me. I pray that I move past my old cycles of business as usual… Lord let me walk in my dreams….


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