Somewhere along the line we all bought into the fantasy of perpetual growth. We’ve somehow convinced ourselves that human beings can defy the laws of nature and just go straight up forever, with nary a dip in the trajectory.
All the time.
Or at least we should be.
Really? Human beings are the only thing in the universe that doesn’t expand and contract constantly? That dips, downturns, and the need to stop, pull back, and yes, sometimes even regress is an immediate cause for alarm?
I don’t think so. Because it’s literally impossible.
So don’t worry if you’re not crushing your goals and feel like you’re falling behind. It just means that you, like everything else that has ever been or will be created, cannot expand forever. Sometimes you will naturally contract.
Accept this fact. Accept where you are. Lose your expectations, and stay focused. Just as it naturally contracted, your life has no choice but to eventually expand.