Am I progressing? or digressing?

Probably for past week, I am in this complex stage where I uncertain whether I am progressing or digressing in my life. Yes, I understand that regardless of my emotions, I am progressing if I decide it is progressing and it’s part of my journey. Let me explain my reflection about recent journey.

I feel that I am digressing because I have noticed number of times I used the term ‘external validation’. I cannot determine whether I am seeking ‘external validation’ in my unconsciousness or I am digressing back to my old self. I am aware that it is impossible to turn back the time and unlearn what I have learnt and gained during this time but part of me is feeling uncomfortable and uncertain where I am.

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere what you can do.

John Wooden

If you are walking down the right path… eventually you’ll make progress.

Barack Obama

Let me share a story with you which was shared by a Japanese comedian. He was delivering a lecture to a group of teenagers. He shared his experience of carrying through his dream regardless of difficult situations.
“Many people today tells me that I am a successful in my career as a comedian. However, there were days when I wasn’t allowed to walk down a street. People would hunt me down if I did so. They hunted me down and bashed me up for no reason. It was a traumatising experience. So you may question why I didn’t give up to become a comedian? My wish to become a comedian to bring laughter to others was so big that I couldn’t give up. I have decided to become a comedian when I was young. So, please don’t give up on your dream and your decision. If you continue to make your effort moving towards it, there will be someone watching over you and your effort.”

Before comparing yourself with others, win the battle with yourself.

Strive to be better today than yesterday, and better tomorrow than today.

Daisaku Ikeda

Life is full of confusions. Sometime it seems easier to go back to old self than retain your new self. However, it is not your old self already because you cannot unlearn what you have learnt.

Are you progressing with your dream?
Have you won the battle with yourself today?
Are you embracing the uncertainty of current situation?

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