Friday, 13 July 2018
It struck me, when standing back and looking at this page, that we tend to read from left to right - in the western world. With that in mind, if I read the red across the centre of this page as a journey, from left to right, then you have to travel the peaks and troughs and keep going forward to progress on the journey.
When we reach a peak, it is understandable that we might want to linger there. After all, when we're at the top of the mountain we feel great. Who wants to descend? But if you want to move forward, you have to go down the other side. Otherwise you're just stuck, resting on your laurels.
And when you're in a trough it can feel like you'll never get out. Sometimes you want to sit there in the dirt and feel sorry for yourself. (I'm talking about the everyday troughs, not depression, which is a whole different ball game.) However, if you keep going, even if you plateau for a long time, you are still moving forward.
Choose to keep going, no matter whether you're moving through a peak, a trough, or a plateau.