Do you ever find yourself question where you are at the moment and wonder why you are not where you want to be? I think a lot of us question that. Even me at times. Sometimes I wish that my time came already so I could already start enjoying the fruits of labor!
So how do we deal with this? What should we do when our things revolve around this? I thought this for a long time and here are some why it’s okay if you’re not where you want to be. Plus, I’ll be giving you tips on how to enjoy the moment even when you’re working towards your destination.
Let’s get started.
This blog is about why it’s okay when you’re not where you want to be
Your Journey Takes Time
This is going to be the hard truth: not everything is going to be free nor be given to you on a platter. It’s not. Some things will have to occur in your journey for your vision to take its toll. And that my friend, will have to take time. Maybe there is something that you will need to learn in your journey to move closer and closer to your destination. Overall, just know that you are always a step closer to your destination.
For example, many bloggers succeed (as in see traffic, income, etc…) in a few months while some see their results in a year or even five years. For me, as a blogger, I have seen my progress or a bit of success after 2 years! 2 YEARS! It was mostly due to learning, failing, and learning again for me to be able to understand what worked for me. I still may not be where I want to be, but I know I will get there. I’m not going to focus on how long it may take me to get there, but focus on the process and what I can learn from it.
That is why it is also important, if you can, have a support buddy. This support buddy will motivate you, will be a listening ear, but also if they are on the same journey as you are, it’s a double plus because you can both support each other well while you each wait for your time to come.
One thing that I would like to mention is though the journey takes time, it’s also important to not base your focus on people or things, especially if they’re ahead of you. Looking at people’s success is great and all but it can also influence you in a bad way. Focusing on someone’s else journey may deviate you from your own journey. It may even lead to low self-esteem, low confidence, and a bit of jealousy.
We don’t want that. One thing that we could do if we find ourselves focusing on someone else’s journey is to admire their journey, maybe even ask them how they got there. Plus, you can also look at their success as motivation because you want to get to your destination.
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Yes, it may be a bit painful and difficult to wait for something, but there’s more to just waiting for something to happen. Which brings me to my next point.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu
Explore Your Options
While you work through your journey, maybe the best way to move a bit further into your journey is using tools that can help you move on up.
For example, if you’re trying to lose weight, but the only you may be doing is eating and exercising moderately. Maybe you’ve hit a plateau or what you may be doing is a slow process that’s not getting you ultimate results. Explore your options such as focusing on certain diet plans or eating plans, such as Keto or weight training, that can speed up (appropriately and safely) your weight process.
Or maybe you’re a nature photographer and your dream is to become a landscape photographer. You’ve been trying to get noticed by brands and companies in order for you to get your images but it’s slowly progressing. How about taking a photography class that can improve your photography? Nothing is wrong with taking lessons, just as long as you don’t deviate from your photography brand. Websites like Udemy provide great courses so you can enhance your skills or learn something new. Knowledge is power you know!
So explore your options in order to reach your destination.
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. – Oprah Winfrey
Journey Is More Important Than The Destination
If you’ve heard or seen this quote before, this quote is true on so many levels. However, I do agree that the destination is something that we all want to get to. We don’t want to go through the hardship, learning lessons, and whatnot. Nobody wants time for that!
Unfortunately, that’s not how life goes and learning lessons is essential to growth and catering to our appropriate wellbeing. Your journey is the process of where you learn more about yourself. When I mentioned the example of the photographer, if you were to take classes, you might’ve found some skills that could’ve enhanced your photography brand.
Meeting new people sometimes can provide a bit of help in your journey. They could come into your life to help you understand or grasp something that could be either related to your journey or yourself. In the end, they’ll help you grow as a person, it just depends on how you see the person and their meaning in your life. You just need to take precautions of the people that come in your life and set boundaries around those that may not helpful for you to progress in your journey.
The journey is yours. Enjoy every step. – Anonymous
There you go! I hope you found this post a bit helpful and inspires you to live in the moment while pursuing your purpose. I also have a self-discovery journal prompt you can download right now to help you understand yourself but also what can be done to keep you moving in your journey.
So how do you deal with your progress? What are you doing at the moment that ‘s helping you move forward?
Until Next Time,