Well, I am finally recovered from my three weeks of intensive doctoral studies at Catholic University.
I’ve had three or four days to reflect upon the many experiences, and to say it was a powerful time for me would be an understatement.
There is much fodder for this blog, so trust that you’ll be reading about my adventures over the next several weeks. Suffice it to say that my studies have given me a fresh outlook on a lot of things.
One of the key things I picked up was from my counseling course. Basically, there are many people who are stuck, and are looking for help to get them moving forward again.
People get stuck for any number of reasons. It might be health, job loss, relationships, age, or a tough financial situation, just to name a few. For some, it takes awhile to even realize we’ve stopped moving forward. Others get a clear picture much faster, and begin working through it in no time.
The key in all of it is that we need to keep moving. It’s what keeps us alive, motivated, hopeful, and dare I say, successful.
If you took twenty minutes today, pen in hand, and thought about those areas of your life where you might be stuck, what would you write down on that piece of paper in front of you? If nothing comes to mind, congratulations 🙂
If, upon pondering it, you fill up the paper, don’t despair! Just thinking things through and getting them written down is a great first step at moving forward.
Next, be bold and get someone to sit down with you and go over your list. Ask them for advice, tackling each issue one at a time. Pray about it. Talk to another friend or two. Pray about it. Get a game plan together. Start putting things into place. Track your progress. How does it feel to be far ahead of where you were, boldly moving forward with increased confidence. Pretty good, huh?