“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 Jr.
“Moving forward” is a phrase we hear all the time. We see it everywhere. Live with no more regret. Stop focusing on what you used to do and focus on what you are going to do. I mean, I preach it all the time to you guys. But, it just seems so much easier when I am putting it on paper or hearing someone else telling me to do. Moving forward in life is something that is truly easier said than done. This is something I still work on in my own life but ever since I have started focusing more on moving forward my life has become so much more positive and peaceful.
I’ve been thinking about this today because of the way someone treated me. They were talking to me and I just felt attacked. It was just such a quick little quip from someone and it was just such a rude interaction. I went against my instinct and didn’t engage back with the person because that usually leads to more trouble. I knew they were just trying to pull a reaction out of me and I refused to give that satisfaction. I, also, don’t want to have to apologize for something later.
That is when it dawned on me, this person that was speaking to me is insecure about their own life. I’ve noticed a lot of different things about people throughout my life and I like to think I know different kinds of people pretty well. One constant thing is people will always act differently based on what is happening in their lives currently. Since I have taken more time to notice why people may be acting rude it really has allowed for me to be a kinder person. Once you can learn to accept people and not pass judgment you have put yourself in such a better position. That is one of the biggest things you can do to move forward in your life.
It made me happy today to know that I was strong enough not to give into rude comments and was able to continue on my day happily. This is where it really is essential to moving forward. Someone around you will always find a reason to be negative but, you don’t have to let that change your attitude! Once we stop letting these outside influences change us then we have all the power! YOU have to decide to push through this and truly move forward, no one else can do it for you.