My blog friend Helene Lacelle took the photo above some time ago. I felt so excited when she shared it with me. Her e-mail read: …“Here is a photo I took last Fall, a few blocks from the campus of the University of Ottawa, Canada. I like it because it’s simple but yet says it all”… 

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Helene’s photo inspired me to create the GIF animations above. They are about getting unstuck.

Change  doesn’t always have to start in dramatic ways.  I believe that small steps, small actions taken consistently can make a great difference over time. With this post I want to inspire you to move on and take action in any area of your life that needs improvement. In order to turn our inner STOP sign into a START sign (just like in Helene’s photo) all we need is creativity and some willpower. There are so many ways to start something new. But nobody can do it for you. Creative action is a personal choice.


“Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” –George Herbert

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” –Francis of Assisi

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” –Willie Nelson

“Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.” –Chanakya

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”-Nido Qubei

“For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn’t do it.”-Frank Gehry 

“So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” –Lee Iacocca


 Shoes for getting unstuck. Patent pending 🙂

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