We all reach a point in our lives where we long for some sort of purpose or discovery in pursuit of becoming the best versions of ourselves. It could be a sign of maturity which brings us to this point or simply, a trigger of motivation for us to move on from current stagnation. Either way, it is an opportunity for change and self discovery.
Let me just warn you though, do not expect a bed of roses once you make the decided effort to begin truly working on yourself.
EFFORT, SUPPORT & DISCOMFORT
There are so many layers to the process that require a great deal of introspective time and intentional or conscious development of the way we live. In other words, it is a daily effort, whether big or small, in varying aspects of yourself that you must be wary of. You have to invest in yourself no matter what. Yes, we must seek to help others but we must also seek to discover and mold the best versions of our being.
You will need the support of your friends and family, you will need to be honest with yourself and you will also need to face your biggest fears. I believe that the most common reason for stagnation within our personal development is perhaps, fear. We are so afraid to step outside of our comfort zones for fear of failure or the unknown. We may also be concerned about our ego – facing the truth about ourselves, or realizing we may need to change something we stood by for so many years. This causes great discomfort or dissonance and we may not always be willing to face these realities.
SELF-NURTURING & THE PROCESS
I want to assure you that this journey will prove to be the best investment you will ever make in yourself. Surround yourself with positive people,
project positivity, be more conscious of your strengths, as well as, your weaknesses so that you come to terms with the the drivers and impediments to your progress in life. Read and educate yourself on material that will empower and enlighten your being. Be fearless when good opportunities arise. Pray about it and ask God for the discernment and courage to do better each day and stay encouraged, even at the toughest of times.
Finally, you have to remember that it is a process and that failure from time to time does not have to proceed beating up yourself about it. In fact, do not look at it as failure – we are all works in progress and thus, for with everything in life, we learn.
Some food for thought 🙂
“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
As always, to God’s blessings, prosperity, faith, happiness and love!