Progress – Can’t be Quantified

Have you ever felt like the hamster in the exercise wheel? No matter how much effort you apply or how long the duration you seem to be in the same place?

This is one of those posts where I will really have to admit an area of weakness.

Most of the time in my life I do my best to avoid showing that I am human and still suffer from the same simple inadequacies as the rest of my brethren. Which is really insane.

These short comings are not that of the material concept, but more of the abstract area known as practice. Lately in my life I have been making a lot of changes. Some of them minor and others far more drastic. Even with the recent developments when looking at my position in regards to my ambitions it commonly feels like I haven’t moved any closer to achieving them.

When looking at why this occurs, it can be explained in a rather easy way. I am a dreamer one who can see the greatness of this world and wants to be a living reflection. Additionally I am the type of person who believes in shooting for the stars. This has the possibility of causing me to be overly judgmental towards my PROGRESS on reaching them.

Being realistic about this I can admit my expectations are not meant to be accomplished they are designed to keep me with a desire for growth. Most of the issues really arise because I suffer from not allowing myself to be human and making demands of existence. Like a child looking at the world and saying I should, instead of just being thankful for I am. Luckily there are wonderful people who love me and provide excellent grounding to reality for a young man with his head in the clouds.

I guess I can say why I feel like I am not making PROGRESS is similar to growing out your hair. Of course you don’t recognize how much your hair has grown over time because every time you wake up, the daily changes go unnoticed. Then one day you look at a picture from 8 months ago and realize how much your hair has grown since then. The same goes with our ambitions we don’t notice the single steps forward we make towards these goals but the people around us see them clear as day.

So let’s try to work on this together and realize that PROGRESS is not something that has a standardized unit of measurement nor can it be quantified by anyone other than yourself. Stop looking at how far you are from reaching your dreams but instead look how much closer you are to them today.

As always you are worth MORE THAN GOLD



About sardeneaux

Raised as a preacher's kid for most of his adolescence, Sam is a young man who has come value LOVE and AUTHENTICITY more than anything else. Through the creation of MoreThanGold he hopes to provide a space for personal growth that will inspire others to remember their true worth.

Posted on October 3, 2013, in Reflections, Sam and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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