3 Other Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 138)
“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”
— Henry Ward Beecher
Growth is always slow. That’s why it’s called growth. It is a process and all processes take time. Sometimes, we have to take a step back from our life and look at it like a movie. If we’re paying attention, we’ll see that we are, in fact, right where we need to be. Progress is always better measured objectively.
Here are 3 signs you’re doing just fine:
1. You are constantly developing. Just like learning, growing is a life-long process. We never really stop growing just as we should never really stop learning. If you are constantly reading, listening, communicating, and building upon years of knowledge and wisdom, you are developing into a better person. The more value you add to your life, the more you realize you’re doing just fine.
2. You just do things. Obsessing over how you’ll do something is not on your agenda. You just go for it, and there is so much freedom in that. Focusing on how all of the time will lead to succumbing to fear and apprehension. And that certainly leads to never getting things done. Spend more time on your why. Why you do something can always override how you do it.
3. You are vulnerable. Some people like to keep to themselves while others like to share everything. The latter can be labeled “loud mouths” but they are really more of a big turn-on than a turnoff. Vulnerability creates trust. When you choose to be you — no pretenses, no filters, no masks — you open up a world that is hiding, but eventually turns out to be open and free.
“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone — but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”
— Walter Anderson