6 Things Stopping You From Moving Forward
Feel like your life has stagnated? Well, there could be underlying issues that are stopping you from moving forward. From not reflecting on your mistakes to stopping in the same town, there are a lot of things you can change if you feel like life has become stagnant.
Here are six things that could be stopping you from moving forward.
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You change nothing and expect different results
Successful people have a trial and error approach to life. When something doesn’t go their way, they revise the plan and try again. You know when people tell you to learn from your mistakes, this is what they mean.
Think critically about your own life and ask yourself if you are guilty of changing nothing and expecting different results. Consider habits of successful people.
You’re still stuck in the same town
Some people stay in the same town their whole lives and are very successful. For others, it can be a drain on inspiration. If you feel like it’s your surroundings that are holding you back, change them and find out. Be brave and make the move.
You keep waiting for the right time
There’s never a perfect time. People who wait for the perfect moment will never get anything done. Whether it’s asking someone out on a date, applying for a job, or changing a career, you’ve just got to bite the bullet.
If you start to put your ‘plan’ into motion immediately, you will see positive results quicker. Sure, it might blow up in your face, but then you can at least move forward.
You don’t plan or focus
Ever wondered why interviewers ask about your five-year plan? It doesn’t really matter what your answer is, just that you have one. Successful people plan for the future and measure their achievements.
You won’t find many millionaires that became rich by accident. Most of them spent their lives planning for it. Then, once you have a plan, you need to focus on it.
You think too much about the past
Find yourself daydreaming about the past? Well, it could be holding you back from fulfilling your potential and moving forward. If you dwell on past decisions, worry about things you said, and reminisce about the good old days, you need to stop.
Think about your long-term goals and break them down into smaller objectives. Then, focus on what you need to do in the immediate term. This will help you move forward and change your life.
You refuse to take responsibility
You are 100% responsible for your own life. Sure, you might have had a tough upbringing. You might have even had some really bad luck along the way. But dwelling on that and feeling sorry for yourself won’t help you move forward.
Start to take ownership of your life and progress. You will quickly realize that only you can change your life.
Erin is the mother of identical twin girls and their slightly older brother. She is a domestic engineer, and previously had a career leading customer service teams for a major HVAC company. Cleaning without harsh chemicals, and cooking easy and usually healthy meals are part of Erin's daily life. She volunteers with youth leaders, and genuinely wants to help others win. Erin has a degree in Communications, with a focus on Broadcast Journalism.