This Chinese proverb is a concept that took me forever to learn. As today’s #MondayMotivation, I hope it gives you some encouragement today.

My biggest issue in recent years has been a fear that I was running out of time to do the things I wanted. In my twenties. Now, I do believe that you should make the most of each and every day because you have no idea what may happen to you tomorrow. But I was acting like my late twenties meant I automatically had one foot in the grave and I had to get everything on my bucket list done yesterday. I thought that I had to have everything worked out in my twenties from my career to my personal life. Life doesn’t always work like that.

What I realize now is that you can’t put time limits on yourself. You may have goals and plans to accomplish certain things by a certain age, but don’t put a hard timeframe on that. Take it from me, life doesn’t always go according to plan. There’s nothing wrong with moving at a slower pace than others, as long as you’re still moving! When you start standing still and become complacent, that’s when you have a problem.

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