3 Other Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 110)
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events’ small minds discuss people.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
When you’re not sure you’re headed in the right direction, it is good to remember you’re not the only one with such a feeling. Many great endeavors have been started in uncertainty, but with faith. Faith is ground central for even beginning to make progress in life. When you have faith, you’re okay with not being sure, but you’re not okay with sitting still and not doing anything. So, you get up and start walking in the best direction possible. You don’t just move aimlessly; you ask questions, you consider and reconsider, you research and analyze. But you have faith. You believe that as you keep moving, it will eventually all make sense.
Here are three more signs you’re moving forward in life even if you don’t feel it:
1. When you no longer engage in drama and gossip. Previously, you used to shoot the breeze with your friends, gossip about each other or other people, and allow drama to run wild in your life. But you don’t do that any more. You’ve found better things to do with your time. You’ve found a positive flow and rhythm to life that is free and beautiful. You’re honest with yourself when you’re creating the drama and you choose to change your focus. You’ve realized that you’re probably not happy with your life if you’re busy talking about someone else. And you’ve had the wisdom to tell your friends just that.
2. When you stop wasting time on the internet and social media. This is tough. Nowadays, everybody is on the internet and social media. We can find information instantly and connect with our friends and family at the click of a button. We use it to do these things, but many times, we mindlessly browse through endless Instagram photos and unconsciously scroll through Twitter timelines and Facebook messages and comments. In the process, we waste plenty of time. You’ve realized that so you intentionally limit yourself at times. You choose to be mindful of your actions and engage in productive internet and social media time.
3. When you stop being too nice to people when it’s not helpful. You’ve found out — probably the hard way — that people pleasing is a futile pursuit. You have a good idea of who you are, what you can and cannot do, what your limits are, and what your purpose and goals are in life. With this knowledge, you firmly, but lovingly, eject the wrong people from your life. Learning to say no is one of the hardest, but most important lessons you will learn in life. And, well, you’ve chosen to learn it. You know you’re moving forward on the path to maturity when you stop being so nice and take control of your life and your future.
“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.”