3 Viable Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 132)
“When many voices are speaking at once, listen to the one most quiet and gentle. That’s the one worth listening to.”
— Miranda Linda Weisz
Isn’t it strange how people can seem to be successful publicly but falling apart privately? Internal progress is more important than external progress. You need balance. You have to run on two tracks. True progress is doing great work and living a great life. Fulfillment rarely ever comes from material possessions but from a steady flow of forward movement that continues to create action that produces fulfillment.
Here are three more signs you’re moving forward in life even if you don’t feel it:
1. When you stop comparing yourself to others. Comparison is a detriment to progress. The more time spent comparing is less time spent moving forward. In a strange way, focusing on how we look and what we do compared to how others look and what they do makes us feel smaller on the inside. Instead of comparing, you’ve learned to reflect on how far you’ve come as a person and embrace the journey that is ahead of you.
2. When you avoid seeking a “right way.” Many people get paralyzed by the thought of becoming who they were meant to be, even who they dreamed of and worked to be. This is because there is no right way. Everyone must walk their own path and make their own journey. Nothing happens as quickly as we like and that’s for a reason. You’ve learned that committing time to take any step in the direction of goal with a centimeter of progress is better than no progress at all.
3. When you tune out the world more often. One of the biggest regrets people go to their graves with is not pursuing their own dreams. They let people around them talk them out of this and talk them into that, dictate who they are who they aren’t, and so forth. You’ve realized that at the end of the day, you were not put in the world to please people, and it is perfectly okay to tune them out to focus on your goals.
“If ‘seeing is believing’ what happened to taste, touch, sound and smell ? Did our creator really intend to favour sight over the other senses ? I don’t believe so.”
— Alex Morritt