3 Difficult Growth Spurts You Must Move Through in Order to Succeed
“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself” — Miquel Ruiz
In this article you’ll learn:
- Why pulling what you’ve planted is keeping you stuck
- That challenges are invitations to your next level of growth (and a step-by-step guide on how to recognize the lesson)
- How to recognize your shadow-self, and what it means for your growth
Personal growth isn’t for the faint of heart.
That’s why most people stay stuck in the same place.
It’s why they plateau and sink into average.
But you get what you ask for and if you’re screaming for an upgrade in your life, and doing the hard work to make it happen, your personal growth will be delivered.
It’s not going to be handed over in a pretty box with a ribbon.
There will be tears, there will be struggle, and there will be plenty of opportunity to confront the things you’ve been avoiding.
Each new stage in your personal growth requires a different version of you.
Which means, you will be required to move through difficult emotions, past traumas, and blockages that have been holding you back.
That simple fact alone is why most people stay stuck. We avoid things that are hard, we often take the path of least resistance.
But if you choose to take the road blocked with boulders, river crossings and tangled branches determined to hold you back, you will be delivered to the things you desire.
This article is both for you and me.
This journey has not been easy for me. Every day is a challenge, mostly of the mind.
I fail daily.
I do not have a steady income, I have been forced to come face to face with my character flaws, and I have been forced to do the thing that has always proved the most difficult for me:
To keep going.
The growth spurts below are ones that I have encountered personally and have either worked through or am in the middle of working through.
I share them with you so that you can realize these things happen to all of us, that they are a sign that you’re moving forward (even when it feels like you’re falling behind).
My goal is to lend a supportive shoulder, to say me too. I hope you find comfort in knowing you are not alone on your journey.