Whether speaking of our personal life, professional goals or societal goals change rarely occurs overnight. It is something that requires progression, which is sometimes slower than we might like. So, what does progress look like?
There Will Be Setbacks
In most cases, there are at least a few lessons that need to be learned along the way. Don’t be discouraged because this is simply part of the process.
Set Backs That Can Be Avoided Often Won’t Be
No one likes to be told what to do, even if receiving advice from someone who was once in the exact same set of circumstances. As unfortunate as it may be, there are some lessons that can’t be learned until the “history repeats itself type” mistake is made.
Most People Or Societies Don’t Have The Capacity To Bypass The Mistakes Of Others
It is easy to convince ourselves that somehow our set of circumstances or that our innovative approach is unique. Sometimes it is, but often things are predictable. This can be frustrating to those on the “other side” but we must be patient and appreciate the process. We must watch and wait for the mistakes to unfold and encourage further momentum.
We must remember that progress is a series of steps and that just because someone is not there yet doesn’t mean they aren’t moving in the right direction.