It's wise to recognize when it's the right time to take a step back. It’s almost never easy to do, we tend to think of our life and I sure have of mine, as a constant movement forward. This has meant to me in the past, that no matter how hard things got, taking a break was not an option.
This could sound like a contradiction, but of course it’s not meant to be one in the slightest. Because there are plenty of times were I’ve been trying to tackle a challenge, to overcome a difficult project or problem, not realizing I’ve been wasting time.
It was Albert Einstein who defined insanity perfectly all those years ago:
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.
I constantly revise my path thinking of these wise words. Is there something I need to change? Am I really doing something for my ego, or because it actually has value? These are difficult questions, no need to deny it, but they are necessary for our personal growth.
Imagine if you knew today that there was a better way to fix your current problems. Imagine that you’ve been struggling with a job, with a relationship, or simply with your finances, but you’ve refused to take a hard look into what you have been doing, and what you haven’t, almost to the point where you seem to be falling in the definition of insanity.
If that reflection was staring back at you in the mirror, Would you change? Would you try? Or are you not willing to even consider the possibility that you may be wrong. If that is the case, as it has happened with me, then I ask, How long until you can’t take it anymore?
The questions just get more uncomfortable as they get more powerful. Because no doubt, none of us like to accept that we are wrong and we need to change. It hurts our ego, it hurts our sense of self love. But is it really true? Is accepting a mistake the same as loving ourselves less?
I’m talking about this because everyone has their ups and downs, because I too have been at the top at some point in time, only to feel what it means to come crashing down later. I’m not talking exclusively about money, but other aspects of life that are just as valuable, just as important.
Sometimes we do have to take a step back, or two, but that is only because we need to gain perspective to really know how to move forward.
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