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  • Tasha D. Manigo-Bizzell

Don't Make a Pit Stop Your Home

Updated: May 4, 2023

Everywhere you end up is not your final destination. Sometimes the pit stop is a resting place to gather your thoughts, regroup, strategize, or just be still for a moment. Inherent in the words “pit stop” is the notion that it is not and should not be your forever home. Nor should it be an actual pit where you feel stuck and become immobilized. Always know when it’s time to leave the pit but more importantly, know when you should just keep walking past the pit. That brings me to complacency. I see it all around me. Complacency is contagious and hanging around complacent people will affect your ability to move out of the pit. Fear holds them back, but complacency keeps them stuck.

As a side note, boredom can lead to complacency. Doing the same lifeless thing day in and day out will, after a while, make you believe that’s all there is. It lowers your expectations for newness and the familiar pit grows ever more comfortable. So, as we spring forward into a new season, and the weather gets nicer as the days get longer, don’t become trapped by boredom or be afraid to take a step in another direction. Be willing to do whatever it takes to keep moving, keep growing, and keep striving lest your rest stop becomes your pit, and your pit becomes your home.

©Tasha D. Manigo-Bizzell


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