You will meet many people who will discourage you from moving forward on your journey. You can make sense of your feelings during these times by being aware of the signs. To begin, let me say that people aren’t always bad or trying to take advantage of you. This perspective will keep you from being successful and make it difficult to find your own path. Let people discover their own paths. An old proverb says:
There are many paths that lead up the mountain to the same destination. It doesn’t matter what path you choose. The only one who wastes time is the one that runs around the mountain telling everyone his or her wrong path.
We must be responsible and understand that changing our approach to success can set others back. Recognizing these signs will help you stay focused on your goals.
1. People will often remind you of past failures.
You have failed to reach your goal or give up. Even if you’re flat on your face before everyone, accept that failure is part of learning and growth.
2. Talk about your fears and worries about being successful.
You will hear stories from others about their failures in the past. There will be reasons why you shouldn’t take chances and work hard to achieve your goals. These stories are a sign you’re on the right path. Be compassionate and open to the potential consequences of your actions for others.
3. You should be grateful for all that you have.
Recognizing your accomplishments and being grateful for the things you have is an essential part of moving forward. It is essential to recognize the difference between feeling grateful for what you have and feeling guilty about following your passions. This is an important distinction that everyone must walk when moving forward.
4. You can choose to be angry or to give you the cold shoulder.
People will usually not try to distract you from your path. It is essential to be honest about your passions and openly share them with others. Share your motivations as you work towards your goals. Allow them to choose their path. This will allow them to support you and accept your goals.
Mentors are people who can help you and share their experiences. You will feel less alone, which will help you to overcome your difficulties. A few simple things can help you determine if someone is trying to hold you back or acting as a mentor. Are they making a change in their lives? Are they open to listening and sharing their stories? Mentors can offer guidance and examples for how to overcome emotional difficulties while overcoming obstacles.
If you are being held back by others, they will give you advice about what you should do. People who are more successful understand that success comes down to taking responsibility for all that happens in their lives. There will be problems, and things will go wrong. Acceptance and anticipating these problems are crucial to moving forward. You are not a victim of circumstance. Your choice is whether to act or not.