Getting nowhere


Without wishing to cast darkness on the day, sometimes and despite all our best efforts, we can appear to be getting nowhere.

Plans may have been drawn up and followed meticulously, with hours of hard work put in to bring about a desired outcome.

And then, once the results are out, we find ourselves short of the mark.

Frustration, anger and a sense of getting nowhere are all natural reactions to setbacks, especially those involving matters in which we really invested our energy, time and money.

No ‘kind words’ or ‘pats on the shoulder’ can alleviate the pain. Even understanding it’s all a learning experience does little to appease the discomfort.

Yet by acknowledging the existence of the distress caused by the setback, as opposed to pretending all is rosy, we remain proactive participants in the bigger game of life. And surely, knowing all things change, sooner or later the darkness linked to getting nowhere will be replaced by light as we continue towards our goals.

Regardless of how you are feeling right now, if you’d like to express your thoughts on the issue of getting nowhere, please leave a comment below.

Best wishes and thanks for reading this today.



4 Responses to Getting nowhere

  1. A very thoughtful blog post – all things change given time. And acnowledging that you’re getting nowhere can help provide the impetus try different things. A fresh approach can help.

  2. bgdtcoaching says:

    Hi Sue,

    Thanks for connecting here, your presence is much appreciated.

    Brian 🙂

  3. Brian, I really enjoyed your article, we have all felt that frustration, almost like hitting a wall. Unfortunately it is a real part of life that does have to be felt and dealt with. Learning to accept disappointment can be tough, but once we accept it and deal with it we can get on to figuring out what to do next.

    • bgdtcoaching says:

      Hi Hansi,

      Thanks for connecting here and sharing your input. Yes, by accepting it, even if we don’t like it or indeed agree with it, frees up energy for us to move on.

      Hugs to you.

      Brian 🙂

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