There’s no secret about the fact that life can be difficult.
In fact—it can be a lot more difficult than most of us give it credit for.
And sometimes, it’s really easy to feel like you’re legitimately falling behind.
Do you ever feel like this?
Do you ever feel like your life is mostly just a ‘1 step forward, 3 steps back’ affair that has you struggling to just keep up, much less get ahead?
If so, you’re not alone.
In fact, according to a recent poll, 40% of Americans reported feeling ‘late’ to financial and life milestones.
Hey—that’s not a small number!
So in this post, you’re going to learn 3 helpful tips that may help you to reframe this issue in your mind, and see it in a more positive and hopeful light.
1. Everyone Moves At A Different Pace
Listen, the world is growing increasingly complex.
And honestly—with so much going on, and with so many options available at our fingertips, it isn’t surprising that some of us feel like there’s just too much to keep up with.
And hey—if you’ve fallen a bit behind what you expected your life to be like, that’s ok.
It certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t catch up.
And it certainly doesn’t mean that your life is hopeless.
Remember that your life is different from how other people have set up their lives. And remember that it’s ok to be on a slightly different timeline.
2. Start By Taking Small Steps Forward
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
And neither is the ideal life.
Every day, we should all be striving to take small steps forward to create the future we want.
But it’s also true that we need to forgive and go easy on ourselves if we’re not making ‘huge steps,’ especially at first.
It takes time to develop a plan of action.
And it takes time to get ourselves ‘moving’ in the right direction.
So today, take some time to make a plan—and try to spend just a few minutes doing something that’ll help you to move your life forward.
It doesn’t have to be huge. Just start where you can.
Not only will this help you to start making forward progress towards your goal—but it’ll also help you to feel slightly better about it as well.
3. Try To Be Kind To Yourself
Even people who are highly ‘objectively’ successful have doubts about their futures, and about whether they’ve actually managed to create enough success for themselves.
Just remember. No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s crucial that you take some time to just be kind to yourself, and to remember that you have what it takes to be successful.
Today, rather than getting down on yourself, try to pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for the good things you’re doing, and for the progress that you are making.
Hey, life isn’t always a walk in the park.
Just try to stick with it and be kind to yourself—and don’t give up!