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.