Direction vs. Speed

I was talking to a friend the other day, lamenting the fact that life can, indeed, be rough at times (and let’s be honest, those times can seem endless).  But this particular friend has started making real headway in “getting it together.”  I looked at him and said, “Hey, it’s not how fast you move; it’s all about what direction you are going.”

As an organizer, I have the privilege of working with people who are most often in the middle of serious life transitions.  To them, as much as to my very own self, I say the same thing:  It’s not how fast you move; it’s the direction you are going.  Life is a process.  Moving and organizing, dealing with our past, our relationships, our stresses and our joys… it’s all a process. 

The important thing to ask yourself is: In what direction are you moving?  Are you moving forward?  Are you moving at all, even in incremental inches?  Because even if it’s in inches, if it’s in the right direction, then those inches will one day become feet, yards, and miles.

And won’t that be a happy day, to glance back and see how far you’ve come, without caring how long it took to get there?

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