21 Reasons To Always Keep Moving Forward (2024)

You must be feeling overwhelmed. Like giving up is the most sensible thing to do right now. And even though you don’t want to quit trying, it’s like you don’t have any strength left to move forward.

It’s okay to feel that way. I’ve had clients in your position before. I’ve been in your position before. It’s tough.

So without wasting time, allow me to remind you why you need to keep moving forward. By the end of this piece, I believe you’d be empowered.

Come with me!

Why You Need To Keep Moving Forward

1. There Are Many Steps To One Incredible Success

The truth about the amazing success stories you see around is that they had long action behind the scenes before the success became obvious. This is the core reason you have to keep moving forward.

2. There’s Always Hope If You Keep Moving

As long as you keep working towards your goals, there’s hope that you’ll get there. One step at a time, one challenge at a time, you’ll be getting the results you desire in no time.

3. The Most Rewarding Actions Aren’t Easy

While the easy tasks you carry out add up to your success, the hard things you do promote it most.

4. What Matters Isn’t Your Past But That Step In Front Of You

You’re not defined by your past mistakes or hurts – no matter how bad.

But you can define your future with the things you decide to do now. That’s why you must keep going.

5. You’ll Close The Gap Between Feeling Confused And Finding The Way

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I get it. You might be feeling confused about your journey right now and are wondering whether you’re actually going on the right path.

Well here’s one thing to influence your confidence: everyone who found their path was feeling lost at some point. But what helped them is that they kept pushing forward.

6. You Can Get It All – Just Not At Once

You might not be having the life balance you need right now, but as long as you keep moving forward, you will accumulate it all.

7. One Day Things Can Get Better Overnight

Even if you’re dealing with chaos, depression, and brain overload among other unpleasantries, one day your life would get a lot better as if it all happened instantly.

But when that day comes, you’ll remember it’s the gradual toil you’re going through right now that got you there – even if it seems like you’re going nowhere right now.

8. Nothing Is Permanent

Constant change is the truth about life everywhere in the whole world.

So today is dark, boring, or frustrating? Well, nothing is permanent. Keep moving ahead and see.

9. One Step At A Time Will Get You There Eventually

When things get tough, forget the whole process, the whole dream, the whole life. Just take one more step in front of you. And then the next.

10. Success Is Sweetest When You Recall How You Never Gave Up

The harder it’s earned, the sweeter the success. You’d recall this moment and thank yourself that you kept going.

11. Helps You Become “Fearless”

By fearless here we mean you’ll learn to overcome your fears that it’ll seem as if you’ve never had them to begin with.

12. New Opportunities To Achieve Your Dreams Are Waiting For You

Life throws opportunities at you when you least expect. But when you sit down, doing nothing, these opportunities won’t come looking for you.

So take a deep breath, stay positive, and keep moving.

13. You Develop Mental Strength

It all starts with the mindset. And the brain is a muscle – the tool you use to get your physical body moving.

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So if you keep training your mind to keep pushing no matter what challenges it faces, you’ll become mentally strong which gets you to fulfill your full potential.

14. You’ll Boost A Growth Mindset In You

A fixed mindset operates around the idea that everyone has inevitable fixed abilities they can’t move past even if they want to.

But when you practice always moving ahead, you’ll attain a growth mindset that revolves around the idea that practice makes perfect.

15. You Get Wiser

Life scholars have realized at last that wisdom isn’t for the aged necessarily but for those who keep moving past obstacles to make things work according to their values.

16. Time Will Bring Results Anyway

You need to choose. Do you want:

  • To keep moving toward your goals so you can be proud of yourself later 


  • To stop moving and regret it later

After all, time always brings the results of our past actions/decisions. 

17. The More You Move The Better You Get

It’s about the “practice makes perfect” concept. 

The person who keeps showing up consistently to something gets better at it while the other who chooses to stand still doesn’t grow and can even have the little they’ve known taken away.

18. Motion Brings Emotion

When feeling stuck and unmotivated, Tony Robbins’ concept “Motion Creates Emotion” is reason enough to focus on staying on course with action.

It means when you start moving in small steps even when you don’t feel like it, your mind gains the motivation it needs to keep going.

19. Moving Is More Satisfying Than Worrying

Think about it. What did you feel during the days you didn’t do what you were supposed to do? Worry/dread/regret/ shame, right?.

But if you want to feel satisfied, fulfilled, or happy, you need to overcome the dread to move forward by always taking a step toward your dreams.

20.  You Don’t Want Regrets

Nothing is more evident at the end of life than this. Positive actions lead to peace and joy but inaction leads to regrets.

So for the sake of avoiding regrets, keep moving now.

21. Before The Brightest Dawn Is The Darkest Night

When life gets most chaotic and the future most bleak, that’s when the best successes come up. 

So don’t lose hope, keep moving forward to your bright future.

What Does Keep Moving Forward Mean?

To keep on moving forward means to continue pursuing your goals even in times of great difficulty. It means not quitting when things get confusing but working on issues until clarity is attained or great challenges are overcome.

Who Says Keep Moving Forward? Is Keep Moving Forward A Quote?

Martin Luther King Jr introduced the saying “keep moving forward” in his famous quote “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” 

What Is The Saying About Moving Forward?

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli

Final Note

When all is said and done, Martin Luther’s quote sums it all up.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” 

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About The Author

Bijan Kholghi is a certified life coach with the Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg (Germany). He helps clients and couples reach breakthroughs in their lives by changing subconscious patterns. His solution-oriented approach is based on Systemic- and Hypnotherapy.