A little bit of progress every day.
There’s a dissatisfaction in me about where I am in life. I’m not content to stay in the exact same place I am right now doing the same things I am doing for the rest of my life. I would not be happy with that, I would look back at my life with dissapointment and regret.
But…. in the midst of this dissatisfaction, I see progress. Because of what I am doing to move myself forward, I see a little bit of the needle being moved towards where I want to go. It’s an extremely small movement on a daily basis, but I still see the movement. The progress encourages me. It gives me a sense of meaning and confidence that I will not stay where I am.
I don’t understand how so many people that just go to work, count down the hours of their torturous job, go home and waste their time at home. So many people are knocking out full seasons of shows, watching movies, playing videogames, going to bars and partying, and yet they still want to talk about how they’re unhappy. They don’t like their life.
Well of course you don’t like your life, you’re not doing anything. You’re not moving anywhere, you’re just stuck. You’re stagnant. Your existence is the exact same drudgery day in and day out.
It would be different if the in the midst of the drudgery you were doing something to try and move yousrself forward. Doing something, some kind of discipline or creative endeavor, that would get you a small peek into what life could be like outside of the hole you’re currently in.
Don’t get me wrong, if you’re happy going to the same job and living the life you’re currently living for the rest of your life-great. Be happy and enjoy the contentment.
However, if you’re unhappy, and all you’re doing is complaining about where you are in life…. Stop complaining, and make yourself change. Make yourself go do something that would get you out of your current status. It won’t be easy, it will most likely take a long time, but that just means that it matters.