You're Making Progress...Even If You Don't See It
Start writing a post

You're Making Progress...Even If You Don't See It

It is not about seeing the progress, it is about feeling it.

You're Making Progress...Even If You Don't See It

Sometimes, it is hard to know, especially in a virtual world for the most part, if the things we are doing and engaging in really have any meaning. Within the past two days, I have spent approximately 11 hours on Zoom which does not even include the times that I am on my laptop or other devices doing work, connecting with loved ones, or watching Netflix or YouTube. We are living in a world run by technology. Huge projects that would be done in-person are no longer possible due to COVID-19, but yet they go on. It is hard, and it is truly exhausting, but it's too hard to turn away because those are the only connections we are able to make right now due to the pandemic. In a way, I see this as a new lifestyle that we were headed towards before the pandemic, but Ms. Rona just sped up the process. Ultimately, it is cheaper to throw big events in a virtual environment, it is more efficient and can reach a broader range of people, and it is truly accessible to anyone that has a device that allows them to tune in.

I am sure all of you reading this are making progress in your specific fields, whether it is through a special project, school or career oriented area, even personal projects...but how do you truly know you are doing this? Maybe you know you're doing it through the faces on your Zoom camera telling you that you are...but can you feel it? Can you feel and admire the connection you have within yourself and your work? If no, you should do some reflection to really give yourself all the credit you deserve.

Write things down on paper, I promise it helps! It makes things more real, and it allows me to feel like I am actually making progress in the real world, not just making it up.

Sometimes, it is not about seeing the progress, it is about feeling it.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments