{Insightful Sunday} Moving Forward


I recently read something, that said:

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus & keep aiming.
— Unknown

It was the best, most uplifting thing I'd read in a long time.  So often do I feel deflated & defeatist, when I suffer a setback.  I have come to be more aware just how negative I tend to allow myself to be.  It doesn't help that I have a perfectionist nature.  One slight error & I want to scrap everything & start again.

I realise now though, that sometimes, we simply need to go back & repeat a step, in order to fully learn & move forward.  It's important that we don't dwell on this, that we don't see it as a defeat, like we've somehow failed.  We all need time to make concrete, positive changes.  Whether they be physical, psychological or even evolutionary.

I'm now also quite keen to get a small arrow tattoo, to add to my collection, to serve as a constant reminder, that sometimes, you have to go back, in order to move forward.

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