How Do You Measure Personal Growth?

Climbing The Rope At The Local Gym Taught Me A Life-lesson

Craig R. Pennell
Sep 20, 2019 · 4 min read
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The Dreaded Rope

“Climbing the rope had not been a goal, but I discovered that it was a great measure of my progress.”

Last week I climbed the rope.

“I probably hadn’t built any more muscle since last week but I had built some resolve.”

Measuring attitude

Naturally, I was quite pleased with myself for reaching the top. Interestingly, climbing the rope had not been a goal, but I discovered that it was a great measure of my progress — I probably hadn’t built any more muscle since last week but I had built some resolve.

  • How do you cope with unforeseen circumstances? Are you still moaning about stuff you can’t change, or are you now part of the solution?
  • How do you deal with uncomfortable situations? Are you still avoiding them, or are you seeing them as an opportunity to grow beyond your comfort zone?
  • What is occupying your thoughts? Fear, worry and trepidation? Or hope, dreams and aspirations?
  • How are your important relationships? Are you still taking them for granted or are they growing positively?

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