Regardless of where we are in life, we have to remind ourselves how far we’ve come. We have to acknowledge the steps that we’ve taken to get us where we’re at.
A successful life is one that has progressed from point A to point B. We can’t compare ourselves to anyone else because there will always be people way in front of us, and also people that are not yet where we are.
Progress is not always easy. We learn a lot (which often hurts), we grow a lot (which takes intention), we lose a lot (this is just life), but if we keep moving forward we become better people with a better life.
Everyone has different stories and there is not one path that will work for everyone, but I do believe that we will go farther and feel better along the way if we track our progress!
It doesn’t matter what your goal is, just celebrate your successes- small or large! If you’re trying to stop smoking cigarettes then celebrate each day that you smoke less. If you’re in school then celebrate with each A. If you’re parenting then celebrate each time you sit and read with your child. These are all things that we should celebrate because we’re moving in the right direction!
So take a moment today to reflect. Reflect on how far you’ve come and what’s gotten you there. Don’t be so hard on yourself. As you continue to move forward in life remember to always track your progress. You’ll sit and smile one day when you look at all the progress you’ve made. 🙂