Don’t Stop Believing!

By Sheila White, MFTC 

verified by Psychology Today

“Don’t Stop Believing”   ♪

Journey put out this song in 1981, and it is still an awesome song. It is also a great mantra for the times when you are trudging-along-moving-closer to your goal. At least you hope you are moving closer to your goal.

Sometimes you’re not even sure if you are!

Maybe you are going sideways!!?

The path to achieving your goal or dream is not a straight line.

That is where perseverance comes in.

There will be struggles, delays, and times that will look like failure.

But, there are no failures without your consent.

You get to decide whether to keep moving forward or not.

No one said it had to be pretty.

No one said it would be easy.

And, you can give up for a little while.

And then decide to get back up and start moving again.

Stops and starts.

“Fall down Seven times, stand up Eight.”   – Japanese Proverb

Perseverance means taking the next step even when you aren’t sure which way to go.

Dealing with whatever enters your path; an obstacle, delays, life stuff, but keep your eyes on the prize.

The important thing is to keep moving, and you will get there.

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