At a point in life, you feel stuck and in those moments it feels so impossible to move forward towards your goals and dreams. To succeed and move on to better things, you have to let go of the things that pull you back which is not always as easy and clear as it sounds.

These strategies can help you move forward :

1. Not letting the opinion of others rule your life

Perhaps people know something small about your life like your name, where you live amongst others but they don’t know your story.

They might have heard what you have done, but they most definitely don’t know what you’ve been through. Opinions they say are like noses because everyone has one.

Everyone has an opinion but you have to take it as a grain of salt. What others think most definitely doesn’t matter it’s all about what you think about yourself.

It’s your life and your choice so you have to do you and not what’s best for other people.

2. Knowing what you want

You will never move forward from where you are until you decide where you rather want to be. It’s all about finding and pursuing your dreams.

Neglecting goals and dreams blocks creative flow. When you are passionate, you’re encouraged. Same as when you lack passion, your strength is low and not productive.

Your energy is everything when it comes to achieving success. Take a bold decision to figure out what you want and pursue it passionately.

3. Moving on from past failures

Failure is okay sometimes. The sooner and faster you accept this, the faster you or can get on being successful.

Your past mistakes do not equal your future. Just because you failed yesterday, today, a moment ago or for some years doesn’t have to discourage or have an impact on your present state.

The past belongs to the past and you have to forget it and move forward by doing what is right now.

4. Doing away with Procrastination

Procrastination they say is the thief of time and it really is the thief of time. There are two main choices in life thus accepting conditions that exist or taking up the responsibility to change them.

Follow your instincts. Don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, you can’t go wrong.

Whatever it is you want to do you have to do it now. There are only so many tomorrows but sometime from now, you’ll wish you started today.

5. Doing something

No one gets to choose how or when they die. You only get to decide how you want to live now. Every day is a new opportunity to decide.

Decide to change your perspective. Choose to turn the switch in your mind from negative thoughts to positive thoughts. Decide to switch on the light and stop worrying about insecurities and doubts.

Choose to do work that you are proud of and happy of. Decide to see the good in yourself and others. Decide to truly Live life right now.

6. Take a step back

In moving forward when you feel stuck at a particular point you have to take a step back to reevaluate yourself, your situation and your life from a different perspective.

As Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the level of consciousness that created it “. You have to access your situation by seeing things from a new point of view.

7. Get Specific

It’s quite difficult to move on until you fully understand why you are stuck where you are. You have to get certain and identify what’s actually the problem and tame it as a well-defined problem brings also its solution.

Once you work on identifying the exact problem pulling you back and work on controlling it, you’ll eventually move forward .

8. Brainstorming For Options

You might feel stuck in life if you’re not seeing a way out of your current situation. You might feel like you don’t have the means to start opening up new doors for your self-development.

In brainstorming ideas and possibilities, you expand your mind to finding a solution. For instance, if you’re unhappy with your career you have to think of new potential careers you’re happy with and work towards attaining them.

9. Letting go of your need to be right

If you keep on wanting to be right all the time even if you are right now, you eventually end up being wrong. Aiming for success is good but don’t give up your right to be wrong since when you do, you’ll end up losing your ability to learn new things and moving forward in life.

10. Facing your problems

Life is not meant to be hard but we make life unbearable for ourselves. Difficulties start when trust and honesty wane and insecurities become a way of life.

Running away from situations sometimes seem like a real solution but you need to stop running. Face your fears and problems and work on fixing them by appreciating, forgiving and communicating to the people who deserve it.

11. Making Bold Decisions

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem-solving. A mistake only becomes a failure if it’s not corrected.

Most failures can be attributed to frequent excuses made instead of decisions. We mostly know what to do but refuse to do it and to move forward you have to get past making excuses to get results.

12. Enjoying and living in the moment

Staying stuck in regret of what you feel you should have had will only make you miss appreciating what you have currently as you will also be retrogressing instead of progressing since you’re not being grateful.

You will find it difficult to ever being happy if you don’t acknowledge and remain thankful for the good things you have in your life currently .

13. Don’t Give Up

Most importantly don’t give up. Just because a problem occurs, no matter the weight does not mean that the journey is over.

Whether it’s a relationship, a job, or your life, you are in charge of your choices. Giving up may occur in your mind, but someway somehow find a way to keep going, even if you have to do things a little differently.


Life has its ups and downs but you need to let go of these things to move forward. It only makes us human to feel pain but what separates us is how we deal with that pain.

You don’t have to use all of these strategies since it just takes one to help you keep moving. Unpleasant situations happen but whatever the care remember to keep moving.