Whenever I feel like I’m getting nowhere, like things aren’t developing as they should, like I’m stuck (and let’s be real, I’m stuck more often than I would like to be stuck, just as everyone), I make a conscious effort to remind myself that this isn’t a permanent, fixed, unchangeable state.
Because this is what our minds like to tell us, this is how we deceive ourselves. We think about our current failure and go down the rabbit hole of what we should have done, why this isn’t fair, and why all hope is lost.
But the reality is oftentimes much more beautiful than that. In every situation, no matter how dire it is, there is a way forward.
So if you’re stuck, make a conscious effort to remind yourself that you should look for a way forward. And if you’re persistent, if you’re willing to change things (and you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t), you will find it.
It might not be what you expected, and it might take you to a different (better!) destination entirely, but you will find it.
There is always a way forward.