People say things like, ‘Two steps forward, one step back’ because that’s exactly how it’s supposed to work. Especially if you’re going far.
There’s never a straight path to any goal and trying to go the most direct route is often the quickest way to burn out. So beating yourself up when you take a hit or get diverted doesn’t make sense.
It’s ok to sit down by the side of the road for a breather after a tough day.
Same as it’s ok to cry when you take a fall.
It’s all part of getting where you want to go.