Tuesday, April 1, 2014
EBB AND FLOW
Progress is like the ebb and flow of the water lapping upon the shore. It struggles to reach the edge of its limits, and then is pulled back a ways. It is the constant pull to climb that next step, with each step getting slightly higher. It is the proverbial one step forward, two steps back.
I've been thinking a lot lately about the bar of success. It's interesting, because as I meet things I set out to do, the bar just keeps getting higher and higher in my mind. Always slightly out of my reach.
I posted my thoughts on success a while ago, and I still think those words ring true. I'd add, though, that sometimes you can feel like you're not moving forward, but staying stagnant or maybe even going the opposite way you're intending.
I have to believe that this is all part of the process of progressing--the constant movement. Backwards and then forwards, right and then left. Sometimes you just have to start trying to get anything to stick.
I think it's a matter of trying and also adjusting my way of thinking. Progress may very well mean maintaining things for me right now. Maintaining my shop, maintaining my blog, and just trying new things. And anyways, I wouldn't want to live in a world where I made it to the edge and didn't have far off horizons to stare off into. Where's the fun in that?