When you are struggling to move forward

Struggling to move forward? There are times when you are going to struggle no matter where you are in life. Moving at all seems so difficult. A wise friend once told me that at that times all he can do is put one foot in front of the other.

Move Forward even when it is hard

I don't know your struggles and you don't know mine but I can guarantee that at some point in our lives, everyone struggles. You may be struggling with:

  • Finding a new job
  • Figuring out how to pay your bills
  • A family member (or even yourself) who is lost in drugs or alcohol
  • Finding a job that fits your talents
  • Finishing a course, degree, or certification
  • A relationship gone sour
  • An injury or illness
  • Children who make wrong choices
  • Facing your future
  • Deciding if you should leave your current job
  • Figuring out if you can ever retire

You pick and you will find there is something you are struggling in your life. To focus only on the struggle or even one of those things will get you stuck. When I can't seem to move forward, I remember that all I have to do is put one foot in front of the other until the way becomes clearer.

The Job Loss Job Search

Particularly when someone loses a job, there is a roadblock. If they lose a job they had for 10 to 30 years the roadblock is even bigger. If they lose one more job after a series of other lost jobs perhaps caused by mergers, acquisitions, or job shutdowns, the impact can be just as confusing and troubling.

Though the reasons for losing a job are many and some are tied to the person, even the person who has performed admirably and been an asset to the company with great people skills can be downsized.

Forge on! Use the misfortune and setbacks as motivators to work harder, dream bigger, and learn more. Don’t get stuck.

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