Moving forward

"The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.” 

I recently started a book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck.

It's amazing how one line — one sentence can change your outlook.

I think I have finally figured out the meaning of always moving forward, even when you may set yourself back. 

Because, let's face it. 

We're human. 

And as such, we make mistakes. We are not perfect. We live a little. 

And that's okay. 

It is with every mistake, every time we are not following our goals to a tee, that we are able to either look at it as a failure, or as a chance. 

A chance to move forward.

A chance to forgive ourselves, and begin again.

We must not sit and beat ourselves up. We must continue on, on the same path, reaching toward our goals. 

Just because we are not perfect in pursuit of our ultimate dreams, does not mean we want them any less. 

It just means we're human. 

I often get in the mindset that if I can not be perfect in following a path, that it mustn't be for me. 

Well, I'm here to tell myself, and you, that that simply isn't true.

So no, I don't save my money perfectly. No, I don't read every single night. And no, I am not perfect in every single thing I do as I follow my dreams. 

And so, it might take a little longer to get there. 

But guess what?

I'm getting there. 

I will get there. 

And I'll enjoy the ride along the way. 

Someone said it's about the journey, not the destination — so I'm choosing to see each setback as a chance. 

A chance to learn, a chance to grow, and a chance to progress. 

A chance to move forward. 

And that, that is what it's all about.

Anastasia Warren