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Be Afraid of Stagnancy

‘Look closely at the present you’re constructing, it should look like the future you’re dreaming.’ – Alice Walker

Whenever I’m asked what my greatest fear is, my circle expects me to say drowning or so, but my phobia for water or animals doesn’t quite cut it.  I can actual work to overcome these phobias, so no, they are nowhere near the list that highlights my greatest fears. If there is one thing we should be afraid, it’s stagnancy. I fear being stuck in one place, one position, never growing, never advancing; the standstill, that is my greatest fear.

Life evolves you know; change is the only constant in life, it evolves and because we’re caught in the dance we have to follow its tune. Life happens in stages and as such we have to grow daily to progress through its impossible stages and standards and to do this, we set daily goals that work hand in hand to fulfill our ultimate goal.

I find that the fear of being stagnant is a great push factor. When we sit and really reflect on where we are presently compared to where we were yesterday and where we hope to be tomorrow, we can actually tell if we’ve grown or if we’re stuck. There are times when things just don’t work for us and we start to question everything, we’re stuck in a rut and we can’t seem to figure out why or crawl our way out.

Understand that these things happen. Stagnancy, yeah it happens to the best of us, but if we let it get to us, it affects our mental health. When you’re in a rut, do something, create a bucket-list of things you never would  do or a list of tasks and do something everyday until the phase passes. Do not remain still, ensure that you keep moving, even if the goal you set out to achieve initially isn’t responding, never mind it; give it space and do something else.

As you do this, bear in mind that somethings take time-it might take months or years, but your time will come. You will definitely see results no matter how long it takes, so until then, keep moving. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop, do something. Let the fear of stagnancy push you to always work towards something, it doesn’t matter how slow you’re going, just keep going.

‘If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.’ – Martin Luther King


15 thoughts on “Be Afraid of Stagnancy”

  1. Sometimes change for a change’s sake is not wise. I once made a change since I felt it was important to grow, but I seriously regretted it. Congratulations on being Danny Ray’s featured blogger. I was his featured blogger too! Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.

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  2. The life we lived at the same place makes no difference than the lifelessness that we have to spend in our grave… ‘If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.’  beautiful message Lora…

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  3. This is so true – Your imagination and then taking action are so important to growing your life. I’ve always loved the saying: “A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step” – after only a few steps along a new path, suddenly we can find ourselves with a whole wealth of opportunities opening up to us. Thanks so much for following my blog and leading me to your very inspirational site – I’m looking forward to sharing posts in future! x

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  4. I hate change, I resist it with all my being. I hope that that can be put down to ASD and anxiety. But as a Mum I know that change is the only way forward for my kids. And example is the best teacher. Thanks for the reminder, change is good. But not as good as hiding under a blanket,lol. 🙂

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