I stumbled across this quote by Albert Einstein the other day and after reading it, I stopped and thought to myself “Wow, isn’t that the truth?”
Life moves by so quickly, but there are always those moments we reach where life just sort of stops at a standstill. Things are moving along just fine, and then all of the sudden we get hit with a giant road block that makes us stop straight in our tracks. Sometimes we get stuck at a standstill for a couple of weeks, sometimes for a few months, and other times we even get stuck in the same place for years.
This can happen to us in both our personal and professional lives, but when this happens we are left with two choices: to either do nothing or to keep moving forward.
I’ll be honest, sometimes it seems easier to simply do nothing. It is easier to just look at a problem and say “Things will never change, so why even bother wasting my time on it?” It is easier to just give up and refuse to move forward in your life. It is easier to just fold up your arms and say “I don’t care”.
But at the end of the day, remind yourself of this: If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. If you just keep doing the same thing over and over, nothing will ever change, and in the end you’ll still be at the same spot in your life, just aimlessly waiting for things to change.
I’ll just go ahead and admit that there are days where I want to just fold in the towel and give up. When I’m faced with situations that are less than ideal and I question what I can do to change things. But then it occurs to me, that in order for things to truly change I have to be willing to break the cycle and do something different.
I have to be the one to step out on a limb, take a risk, and move forward in the direction I want to go. Because when it is all said and done, we are the ones who control our own happiness.
I’ve unfortunately dealt with a bad situation at my work place for about two years now, and without going into details let’s just say one person has made it a miserable environment for everyone. Although it can be extremely frustrating at times and there have been several points where I’ve been ready to just give up, I remind myself of the quote below.
“I am in charge of how I feel, and today I choose happiness.” Nobody, and I mean nobody, can take your happiness away from you, unless you let them. So let’s not let them.
Today’s post is probably more of a thinking out loud message, but I sincerely hope that maybe this is the very thing you needed to hear today. We all get hit with roadblocks and trials in our life that sometimes get us down and make us not want to get back up. But just like riding a bicycle, you must keep moving in order to keep your balance.
Keep moving forward and know that you control your own happiness. Don’t let the ignorance of others keep you from doing what makes you happy and moving forward in reaching your goals. We’ve got this!
Thanks for stopping by!-Cara