Have you ever woken up one morning and realized that your life isn’t where you want it to be? Maybe you’ve been thrown some unexpected situations, or maybe you’ve gotten so caught up in the day-to-day grind that you lost sight of some of your goals.
It happens to all of us. But you can change the course of your life by taking some time to think about what you want and how you can get there. You can keep your life moving forward. Over the course of these next two blogs, we’ll talk about some things that may be getting in your way, and some things you can do to make changes in your life.
Let’s get started with how you may be keeping yourself from moving forward. If you need to drink or use drugs to be comfortable with everyday life, call our Wilmington, NC alcohol rehab and drug treatment center - Legacy Freedom, we can help you.
What Prevents You from Keeping It Moving
1. Playing it safe.
It’s easy to get caught up in a routine, but if you’ve found that life has become too predictable and safe, it may be time to make a change. For instance, you may be bored in your job but you are too afraid to seek a promotion or apply for other jobs because you don’t want to lose the stability of your current job. You’ll have to decide whether it’s more important for you to have a safe, secure but uninspiring job, or if you’re ready to try something new that could possibility lead to even more opportunities.
2. Making excuses.
If you want to try something new but find yourself making excuses as to why you can’t, you may need to evaluate those excuses. Are they legitimate? Do you blame lack of money, time or other resources as the reason why you can’t try that new thing? If so, you need to think about how you can work out those things if it’s something you truly want to do. It may just be fear that’s holding you back – not time or money.
3. Doubting yourself.
If there’s something you’ve always wanted to achieve but you haven’t started taking the steps to get there, it’s probably because of self-doubt. Sometimes it’s hard to decide if your hesitation is because of a valid concern or if it’s because you’re not sure if you can do it. Don’t let doubt keep you from trying. Start with something small that pertains to your goal to see if you really want it. For instance, if you want to go back to school to be a teacher, see if you can volunteer to teach at a community center, or work as a substitute. Getting your feet wet can help you determine if your goal is what you really want.
4. Giving others too much influence.
Part of self-doubt can be because you’re easily influenced by your loved ones. While their opinions are important, especially if your decisions will affect them, you also have to make sure that you’re getting what you want. Make sure that the goals you have are yours and not what someone else thinks you should or should not do.
5. Not letting go of regret.
We tend to punish ourselves for things we regret, but don’t let that hold you back from a better future. The things you may not have done don’t have to influence the things you can do now. And the mistakes you may have made in the past don’t have to reflect how your life can be now and in the future. Forgive yourself for whatever you feel is affecting your life now and then move on.
Now that we’ve uncovered some ways that you may be holding yourself back, we’ll take a look at things you can do to move forward. Check out part two of this series to see what steps you can take to move forward.
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