3 Further Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 112)
“Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.”
— Rishika Jain
The unpredictability of life can cause us to constantly be thinking and analyzing, over-thinking and over-analyzing about what directions we should take in life. Engaging in these kinds of activities, if they can even be called that, will keep us in the same place we’ve always been. It is not a comfort to stay stuck. As you grow, you learn that you have more control of the direction of your life than you realize. You don’t have to stay stuck if you don’t want to. Being paralyzed by mere thinking is enough to get you up and moving on your journey to where you were meant to go in life. When you refuse to be stuck, you are beginning to move forward.
Here are three more signs you’re moving forward in life even if you don’t feel it:
1. When you give up your need to always be right. True success sometimes means that you don’t have all the answers. Thus, you’re willing to give up your need to be right and accept the fact that as good as you are, you will be wrong. Being wrong is okay because it is an opportunity to learn what is right. When you believe you are always right, you will forfeit your ability to be teachable. You’ve learned that when your mistakes are pointed out to you or you’re called to the carpet on something you said or did, it is in no way bad news. Giving other people the chance to be right and accepting it actually helps you get to where you want to go.
2. When you stop running from your problems and start fixing them. The only way to deal with something is to confront it. No matter how fast you run, that situation you are so afraid of handling will eventually catch up with you. You know that your location can never change a situation, so instead of running and ducking and dodging things, you stay put, take on courage, and handle your business. You are willing to be a big person. You realize that in the long-term it is better to communicate where it is needed, forgive and appreciate people who have offended you, face the issues, and fix the problems by finding solutions that actually work.
3. When you realize that many things simply take time, so you stop rushing and wait. We live in a world of action. We as human beings are individuals of motion. We don’t like to be inactive or stationary. We like to be doing things. But sometimes doing is equally as important as not doing. You realize that when you’ve done what you could, it is a good idea to stop doing and wait for results. Waiting can be annoying but so can the rush of life. You know what a lot of people don’t — that there is a benefit to being patience. Patience takes gumption, persistence, and dedication all of which eventually propels us into a singular direction. Good things take time. Since you’re not willing to settle for less, you’re willing to wait.
“And sure enough even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.”
— William Faulkner