Depending on the perspective used there are a variety of reasons to remain “stuck”. Sometimes “stuckness” can be related to maintaining a sense of safety. As cliche as it is, there is a sense of safety in the familiar.
Because safety is connected to survival we often protect what is familiar, even if we rationally know that our “stuckness” is no longer working or even contributing to significant and distressing consequences.
If we are honestly invested in working on ourselves, looking at our life, and determining how to best be in the world we will be confronted with the need to leave behind the familiar and sometimes even what has felt safe.
However, when we cross these lines we are met with the opportunity to prove something new to ourselves about who we are and what we are capable of achieving.
Our “stuckness” can often be our most fertile ground for true growth if we take the opportunity to do the work.