Do you find yourself still in a circumstance that you didn’t think would last this long? Are you starting to lose hope of ever moving on? Are you beginning to think that this is it, it isn’t going to get any better and this is your “new normal”?
Worst of all, do you find yourself settling and thinking that maybe you weren’t meant to achieve those dreams in your heart?
You’re misinterpreting something that’s meant to be a stepping stone. Instead of standing on the stone, gathering the information and resources you need from the place and experience, learning and growing from it, then taking the next best step, you’re treating this step as something permanent.
Perhaps you do have to spend a little time here because there very well may be specialized information and resources here that will foster your growth in such a way that you can take the next step. It’s okay that it takes a little time. Perhaps the stone does make a dry clear space for making camp here and set up a tent and get out your camp stove. That happens from time-to-time.
Don’t make the mistake of using the stepping stone as a foundation for a permanent structure.
DON’T SET UP HOUSE!
Do not replace your tent with a log cabin! Do not order appliances from Best Buy! Do not make curtains for the place or plant flowers near the front door!!!!!!!
A STEPPING STONE IS TEMPORARY!
It’s okay to be comfortable—make the best of the situation—but have it your primary goal to MOVE ON!
Your homework today is to ask, and answer, the question “What can I do today—right now if possible, or at the earliest convenience—that will move me forward?” Another good question to ask and answer is: “What lesson do I need to learn, what resources do I need to gather, how do I need to improve in order to move on?”
Follow through on the answers you’ve come up with—doing this IS taking the next step!
You can do it! I believe in you!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,