Two Steps Forward…
As I was researching this concept in preparation for writing this article, I found a fascinating difference rise to the surface as far as how people think of this concept. I started by Google searching “two steps forward” and what I found was a lot of variety in the way this phrase was completed.
Many of you are probably familiar with the drawing above… it’s made the rounds on Facebook several times. Forgive me for reposting it here, but I think it is an excellent representation of this idea. Everyone wants success… some of us think we’re supposed to go in a straight line from where we are to where we want to go. That’s actually not usually the case.
In fact, most people who we’d describe as successful will explain that they weren’t always exactly sure where they were going. But they did have one important thing going for them: their focused mindset!
So here’s your mindset exercise for today: notice how you view life’s little – or big – setbacks. Do you find yourself immediately assuming that a step back means you’re heading in the wrong direction? Or do you see it as an opportunity to get even clearer about where you’re going?