Keep in mind that life does have a cyclical nature to it. Some areas are beyond our control like the stock market and the housing market and we are affected by those things. As individuals there is little we can do to change those large scale trends.
Within the areas of your immediate life, you can do three key things that will help keep you moving on an upward trend.
1.Become a Lifelong Learner.
For the most part, we expect to live a relativity long life (unless we have serious medical concerns). Embrace a philosophy of continued learning and personal growth. Invest time in expanding your talents and abilities. Learn a new skill or improve upon your current abilities.
2.Become Clear About Who You Are.
This doesn’t mean know your name, where you work or where you were born. This means be clear about what qualities you want defining you and the life you lead. Do not allow the outside demands of society dictate who you will be if it is not inline with the essence of who you are.
3.Be deliberate about connecting with others.
These are people who share your belief system and can support your path. They are also mentors or people who have done it themselves. Too often, if you are headed toward a path that fits you as a person, the friends and family in your immediate circle may not be able to relate.
Why is it important to have your life on an upward trend? Aside from the fact that both you and I want to win in the game of life, there are benefits to feeling like we are making progress. When you feel like your life moving forward, you have hope. Having hope and feeling like you have the power to affect your life in a positive way will contribute to the sense of joy you feel in your life. Keep moving on that upward trend that is characterized by personal growth, meaningful connection and personal fulfillment. Enjoy your life!