There is a story about a young man about to embark on a spiritual journey. Before he begins his quest he asks his grandfather for advice on how he should proceed. His grandfather told him that as he proceeds along his journey it will get very dark. And in the midst of the darkness dragons will seemingly appear out of nowhere. These dragons, his grandfather explained, will represent all of his fears and limiting beliefs. His grandfather told the young man that no matter how dark it becomes and no matter how menacing the dragons appear, that his grandson should keep his feet moving because if he does eventually he will find his way out of the darkness and into the light.
The advice to keep your feet moving is sound advice that applies when involved in the legal process as well.
What does it mean to keep your feet moving?
Keeping your feet moving means you are always open and willing to move beyond this process. Litigation and lawsuits are designed to be a means to an end. They were not intended to be an end in themselves.
Keeping your feet moving means you are focused on what is happening beyond your immediate circumstances. It means no matter what happened or is happening you commit to keep looking ahead.
Keeping your feet moving is a metaphor for doing something about the problems you are having. It means not getting stuck thinking about or fretting about what needs to be done next.
What can keeping your feet moving do for you?
Keeping your feet moving will allow you to look ahead at what awaits you around the corner.
Keeping your feet moving will keep you from looking down and behind.
Keeping your feet moving will keep you from looking around for someone to blame.
Keeping your feet moving will allow you to remain alert and agile, which will make it easier for you to adapt to the inevitable yet unexpected changes that may occur during the course and as a result of the litigation.
Keeping your feet moving will allow you to be proactive and continue taking the steps needed to move from where you are to where you want to be.
This is an excerpt from Letters to a New Divorce Client. Download a copy below:
Letters to a New Divorce Client
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