The journey of personal growth and development is endless. It’s important to stop and reflect on this because it can be easy to settle into a level that is comfortable, not realizing that the expense of settling is to forfeit your potential to be more.
Here’s a good question to ask yourself regularly: Where is growth and development taking place in my life?
Are you spending money more wisely? Are you navigating relationships more successfully? Are you taking better care of yourself? Is your knowledge of a certain subject increasing? Are you closer to God?
These days, I’m working out 5 days a week; faithfully every morning. I’m learning so much about life and myself through consistency and faithfulness. I feel better and I’m reaching my fitness goals, but it’s taking time and commitment. One of my favorite reads has been a book by Darren Hardy called “The Compound Effect”. In it, he talks about how making small, smart choices consistently will set you up to reap huge rewards. If we’re honest, we snooze through so many pivotal choices in life, not realizing that the seemingly small, inconsequential choices can become major factors to our personal development if we would be more conscious about what we do.
What if you actually monitored how much you spend on non-essentials every week?
What if you paid attention to the kinds of food you put in your body?
What if you took 5 minutes every day to consider your goals in life?
What if you didn’t let your busyness get in the way of your purpose?
I’m really writing today to push you not to get too comfortable in life. So often, a measure of success in life becomes a source of complacency. Even with all you may have accomplished, you can get stuck on the level that you’re on if you’re not intentional about investing yourself into yourself.
Isn’t it interesting how we make it a point to invest ourselves into so many other things and people, and don’t invest enough of ourselves into ourselves? Somebody is benefiting from your energy, your intelligence, and your time; Are you? Instead of settling for your current best, why not strive for better in life? Investing time and commitment is yielding results on my fitness journey, and will yield results for you spiritually, financially, and in every way that you seek transformation.
You can achieve a better life by learning new things. You can learn new ways to manage life on the level that you’re on, and that alone will take you to another level. When you stop learning, you stop growing, and when you stop growing, you get stuck. Wherever you are in life, don’t get stuck on this level. Life has an endless road of growth and development that you can have, if you make the investment that is required.