“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Are your steps taking you in the direction you desire most?
Are you moving forward?
Ask yourself those questions and write down your answers. Don’t let the questions just reside in your mind for a moment take some time and contemplate the answer. A superficial glance at the questions and moving on or moving quickly to something else won’t bring you closer to your dreams.
Pause. Stop and really examine where your steps are leading you. Where are you really going? When will you get there? What obstacles are in the way?
If you’re like a lot of people pausing isn’t something that feels like progress. Pausing may feel like going backwards. That is only if you compare yourself to everyone else who is just going in some direction hoping to get somewhere. Most people don’t even know why they are doing what they are doing. It might just be that someone told them to do something and then they’ll find the answer they’re looking for. Maybe they won’t find anything but they will be busy. Are you one of those busy people? Pause. Think about what you are doing and why you are doing it. Take a deep breath and exhale. Think about where you are going?
Are you moving along the right path? Are you struggling to move forward? Are you stuck in the sand? Are you sliding backwards?
What are your answers?