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Why Progress Isn't Linear

I want to share with you a personal experience I had during my yoga class today. As someone who often talks about resilience, I know firsthand how important it is to practice what I preach. And in this case, I learned an important lesson about progress and how it’s not always linear.

During my yoga class, I was struggling with some of the poses as I usually do. It’s a bit frustrating when you can’t seem to get the hang of something, even after trying for many years. But then my instructor said something that really resonated with me. She talked about progress not being linear and that we should focus on our part in progress.

I realized that my part in progress is simply to show up and do the work. It might not seem like I’m making any progress at the moment, but with a little bit of perspective, I can see that progress is being made, even if it’s not in a straight line. It’s important to remind ourselves to give ourselves a break and keep showing up.

The big victories we are working towards are just ahead, but the path to get there isn’t always going to be linear. It’s going to be incremental, with ups and downs along the way. But that’s okay! What matters is that we keep at it and continue to work away.

I want to encourage you to keep going, especially if you’re feeling frustrated. Remember that progress isn’t always going to be easy or straightforward. When you keep showing up and putting in the work, you will get there eventually.

What have you been working on lately? Is it something that’s been frustrating you? Just remember that progress is being made, even if it doesn’t feel like it now. Keep at it, and you’ll see the results you’re hoping for. Make it a priority to hammer that nail at least once a day,

Progress isn’t always linear. It’s incremental, and sometimes it’s hard to see that progress is being made. But if we keep showing up and doing the work, we will eventually get there.

Let’s give ourselves a break and keep going! Does anyone want some encouragement? Know that I have it for you!


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