Have you felt stagnant and that you are not growing when people around you is making progress and moving ahead?. Do you feel lost and stuck while everyone around you seems to be moving forward in their personal and professional lives? Have you felt unhappy waking up in the morning unsure of where your life is heading? We have all been there at some point in our lives. Sharing with you some of the lessons I have learnt in my journey.
Know that you are enough
Feeling stagnant and negative about yourself is a very normal feeling. Everything you have dreamed of, every success you have ever wanted can be yours. The only thing required is to trust yourself. You are your biggest enemy and your closest friend.
Know where you are going
We hear people saying trust your journey and it will be fine. There is no point trusting your journey if you are simply sitting and watching. Trust your journey if you know you are putting sincere efforts towards it. Watching your life simply pass by, hoping it would get better is stupid. Put efforts and take charge of it.
Have the courage to begin
Have you always wanted to start your YouTube channel but have feared the response? Did you always want to start your business but felt your idea was not good enough? Are you thinking of starting a blog but not sure how to begin? Do it now! Just begin! What is holding you back? Is it the fear of failure? Is it the fear of what people might say ? Do you fear that you are not going to do your best? Fears and excuses are always going to be part of our lives. It is true that success comes to only those who try. We will never know our potential unless we give it a try. Do it for yourself!
Overthinking is not going to help
One of the main reasons to feel stagnant is overthinking. Overthinking is going to make you tired physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is not going to help. Sometimes the worst place you can be in is your own head. Stop over analyzing things.
Stop worrying about your past.
Are you someone who is living in your past? Is your past holding you back? Do you have regrets about what you did in your past ? Getting stuck in your past is not going to help your present. Leave behind people, relationships, experiences, and memories of the past that is holding you back. They will not do you any good.
Instead of being jealous let it become your inspiration
Of course, It is human to feel jealous when you see your peers and friends grow! Infact, the growth of your friends and peers is one of the reasons that make you feel stagnant. If you envy their lifestyle, their opportunities, their way of life take it up as an inspiration. However, you need not be like them but aim to be better than them.
Explore the opportunities in front of you.
Look around you. We are born into a world of opportunities. There are opportunities hiding everywhere. Grabbing it at the right time and using it to the best of your capacity is where success lies.
Realise you are not alone.
Feeling stagnant, unmotivated, uninspired happens to everyone. There is nothing to be ashamed about it. People from all walks of life feel purposeless and stagnant and you are not alone.
Always remember the right attitude today can change your life forever.