“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going” is not just quote you see on the internet.
It’s easy to feel bewildered, and you will continue to do so for a very long time.
You’re probably looking in the mirror (or if we’re being honest, it’s a phone or laptop screen) and seeing the internal scream etched out on your face, making it known it’s what you’re feeling on the inside.
Hey, no one can blame you, because that recent move you pulled? It’s not for everybody, and decisions with no sure result can make people (especially your naysers!) anxious for the moment you fall flat on your ass.
It could be a major financial decision like putting up a business or investing in something, nixing that corporate job and going down a non-traditional career path, changing your diet and exercise regimen, getting out of a souring relationship; anything really that you feel is for your own personal growth.
It is terrifying to try and get out of what you’ve been accustomed to, especially so if you’re within a community that discourages you from doing what you feel you need to do to move forward. Their doubts, mixed with your own, is going to feel like pushing against a thousand pound rock every step of the way, but what you shouldn’t neglect to remember is that despite the negativity, you are still making steps.
Yes, as cheesy as it sounds, you shouldn’t neglect the little victories. People keep saying it again and again because that is what holds true: the small achievements are still part of the bigger picture. You get to where you want to be by taking those first few small steps, and even if it will take you a while between each one, don’t you ever forget that it matters that you even started at all.
So, go: for your health, for your wealth and security, for your peace of mind; take that step.