August 28, 2022 | Issue #31
1 Quote. 1 Reflection. 1 Question.
“You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results."
-From: James Clear
-Source: Atomic Habits
Where you are right now in life doesn’t have to define you.
Our 20’s is a time of change—new jobs, cities, friends, passions, goals.
Pursuing anything new requires a lot of time and work. It feels like you are starting from 0, a clean slate.
This is exactly how I feel now. I’m in the United States waiting for a visa to go to Spain for a year. Living with my parents again and having 2 suitcases to my name feels like I’m starting from 0.
Moving to a new country with a new job, new friends, and a new language will be challenging.
But this time is different. My trajectory is different.
This time I won’t be alone, I will have my girlfriend to share the experience with. This time I’ll have the lessons learned from when I lived in South Korea. This time I’ll have the magical power of lived experience.
We all have to start over at some point, but you can create a positive perspective on it.
You don’t want to take a dead-end job, but it frees you up to start your writing career.
You don’t want to move into a smaller place, but it helps you save for your dream house.
You don’t want to detach from friends, but it gives you the time to think about what you want in life.
It’s not about where you are, it is about where you are going.
What do you want to accomplish 5 years from now?
ABOUT THE NEWSLETTER
The 1-Step Forward Newsletter is a weekly Sunday newsletter.
Each issue contains 1 Quote, 1 Reflection, and 1 Question each meant to guide you on the next step forward in your life towards improvement.
September 04 (newer)
"No human being can know the future. The greatest of disasters may overtake a man in the best of places, and the greatest happiness may seek him out in the worst” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
August 21 (older)
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” -Jim Rohn