Have you ever felt like you’re just not making progress?
Like you’ve set a goal, been chipping away at it, and your momentum stalls?
It’s easy, at times like this, to feel like a failure.
It’s easy to feel like all this effort is wasted.
Like there’s something wrong with you.
Because “it’s not working”.
Explore why you might not be progressing.
Are you distracted?
Are you stressed?
Are you bored?
Are you actually putting forth the requisite effort?
None of these are “right” or “wrong”.
They’re simply reasons.
If you can address the cause of your stagnation, awesome.
If not, what good is beating yourself up?
What good is feeling “less than”?
Why blame yourself for factors outside of your control?
There will be times when you don’t progress.
And that’s okay.
It’s okay to maintain.
To not move backward.
To put in the work.
To show up.
Even if you start to regress, it’s okay.
Figure it out.
Do what you can.
That’s all you can do.
Take some pressure off of yourself.
Remember that the work itself is often the reward.
Who you become.
What you learn.
No effort is lost.
You’ve got this.