They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result. It’s so simple on the surface. If the path causes too much struggle, it might be wrong. Reorient yourself, your goals and your expectations. If nothing is going right….go left. Sometimes much easier said than done.
We are often told change is bad and life is difficult. Good things come with a struggle. We are told stories of successful people who struggled for years only to have it pay off in grand fashion. Sometimes struggle, and lots of it is equated with success. And in a narrative where the struggle is a success, shifting a goal, changing a path, can often seem like a failure.
You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing.
Changing course is NOT Failure. And so what if it is perceived as such? Failure is not shameful. It’s life.
So, how do you know when to stop and change course?
Contemplate these ideas:
● What would you tell your best friend to do if they were in your shoes?
Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you’re done.
It’s true. Great things come from hard work. That doesn’t mean life always has to be hard. If you follow passions, understand that success is not linear, and are willing to self-correct the course, you can find joy in process and result. If nothing is going right; go left.