Dr. Phil explains why some people get stuck in life and can’t see a way out of the predicament they’re in – and how you can change that narrative.

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“Sometimes, if you have fixated on a reason or excuse to be stuck or nonproductive, giving that excuse up can be very scary, because if you turn loose of that excuse, now you have no reason to not perform,” he says. “Now you have no reason to not stand on your own two feet. Now you have no reason to not be self-sufficient. Now you have nobody to blame your life on but yourself. And so, unconsciously, you get in a comfort zone of clinging to this excuse.”

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Watch more of his advice in the video above. And, Dr. Phil shares a funny story about how he and Robin decided on their wedding date.

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