Once you have decided that you will be starting on the journey of self-knowledge, you will face moments along your journey where it seems that you are not making any progress toward your goal.
Staying on the course when the results do not seem to be coming can be challenging. But you must not give up when you are pursuing self-knowledge. Stay on course – do not jump overboard. If you believe in yourself and are willing to see the process through, you will surely enjoy the sweet reward of success when you arrive at your destination.
Below are four tips for staying on course:
1. Stay Positive.
Your mental attitude toward your situation is critical. If you think possibilities, you will be better able to focus on the opportunities that are present in setbacks or delays. Try to become your own dictator when you are tempted to surrender your will to negative thoughts. Keep a positive attitude. You know that you have what it takes to succeed. Make sure to tell yourself to think thoughts that will lift your spirit and renew that desire to succeed.
2. Keep a Journal.
Keep a journal and write down the things that you want to explore about yourself. Experts will tell you that you need to make yourself “attractive” so that you can effortlessly draw to yourself what you want in life. This habit will also move you away from seducing or pushing to produce the outcome that you desire. What have you been attracting to your life? Are you the one doing the pushing or the pulling?
3. Don’t give up!
Be persistent and continue taking daily action toward your dreams and goals. Patience and persistence are the crowning qualities of self-confident champions. Think of the gardener who plants a seed and then waits for it to sprout and grow. He waters and nourishes the seed even when he does not see immediate results, having faith that the seed will develop into a beautiful plant. Like the gardener, do not think of what you see and what is going on today. Look ahead in the future and what your actions now will amount to, far ahead in time.
4. Get a Success Partner.
What can you do today to achieve to help bring you closer to self-knowledge? Find a success partner. Having a success partner to encourage and support you especially when you are down or frustrated can make the difference in achieving a goal. Sometimes our vision is blurred by distraction or discouragement. Having a supportive partner who wants big things for you and believes in you can help you stay the self-improvement course. You can do it on your own, but you do not have to do it alone. You have a choice. Why not have a success partner who will stick with you not only through the good times but also through the bad times?
“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.” Nobody said that the self-knowledge journey you have chosen to undertake is going to be easy. But with enough willpower and the perseverance to go on, you will finally reach that long awaited destination which is a success. One more thing – I need a favor from all the awesome readers! I understand, and I hope you also realize that not everybody learns the same way and that we all process information differently. So I’m reaching out to you – my community – for help because I want all of us to grow together. I want to hear what it takes for you to forgive and how forgiveness feels to you. So if you have any advice that you believe can help someone or have useful information to add, please do let us know in the comments section because each one of us is a teacher and an educator!