“Don’t discourage anyone who is making progress, no matter how slow.” Plato
This has been one of those weeks when I have been busy all week, but the stack of unfinished projects on my desk suggests otherwise. While I had every intention of completing the items on my to-do list, I set many of them aside to do other things. I took on new commitments and attended important events. Mostly, I gave time to relationships and met several new friends, so it has been a good week.
Still, with so much left undone, I was tempted this morning to feel discouraged by my lack of forward motion. Then, on Twitter, I saw this quote by Plato. I am sure the great teacher intended his students to hear it as wisdom for interactions between people. I realized, though, it could also apply to me: Don’t be discouraged when you are making progress, no matter how slow.
What about you? What are you working on this week – and how is that going? If you are finally finishing up some projects, kudos to you! If, like me, your success has been limited, I’ll offer Plato’s advice. Be gentle with yourself and be encouraged that you are making progress, no matter how slow! Celebrate your successes!
When We Resist Discouragement, We Can Be A Blessing!
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