“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's easy to get caught up in day-to-day life and forget about the bigger picture. We can become so focused on our problems and obstacles that we lose sight of our goals and dreams.
This quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes – former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States – is a reminder that it's not where we are in life that matters, but where we're going.
It's not about how many times we fall down, but how many times we get back up again. Every journey starts with a single step, and it's up to us to keep moving forward.
Since becoming sober, hiking is one of my favorite activities, because it allows me to appreciate the beauty of nature and reflect on the progress I've made in my own life.
When I reach the top of a canyon, I can look back at how far I've come and see all the challenges I've overcome.
Every day is a new opportunity to move closer to our goals, and this quote reminds me to keep perspective and focus on the positive.