So many times in life, we tend to worry about whether or not we’ll ever get through our issues. I know for myself, there have been a number of times when I wonder if I will ever get through my anxiety, if I will ever stop practicing in order to get through it and actually start seeing results. The thing is though, that if we are practicing consistently and working hard, we can and will get through our hardships. Before we spend time worrying about the future and whether or not we’ll be successful, we need to worry about getting started now; about working hard in order to beat whatever is holding us back!
While we may not always acknowledge it, we are often making progress. We may not be exactly where we want to be yet, but these things do take time. It can be scary thinking of yourself trapped in a cycle of anxiety and other problems, but if we spend all our time worrying about the future and not worrying about practicing and making progress now, our negative thinking will become something much more tangible and real. The only real way to be successful in the future is to challenge ourselves in the present. We shouldn’t be worried about twenty or thirty years from now, we should be concerned about what we’re doing now in order to overcome our obstacles.
It’s hard not to obsess about the future. It’s saddening to focus on all the possible negative outcomes that can result from living our life in fear. However, there are ways to not focus on the future as much. We can try our hardest to do all in our power to train ourselves to be more positive and confident. We can begin to exercise more, practice facing our fears more, and maybe even learn something new like Yoga. If we spent the time we spend worrying about our future selves on how to improve our present selves instead, this could result in a positive future as well!
So next time you start to worry about whether or not you will be able to get over your obstacles by the time you’re ten, twenty, or thirty years older, ask yourself what you can do right now so that you can be successful in the future!