When you commit yourself to growth, you might start out thinking it’s all exciting and all sorts of cool stuff is about to happen - and yes, cool stuff does happen when you grow - but another big part of growth is pushing past boundaries you never know you had, and opening yourself up to experiences that stretch you.
We live in a world where comfort and convenience is the ultimate goal.
It’s easy to talk about growth and having goals, and make grand statements so people think we’re awesome - but are we prepared to stick it out when things start to feel weird…?
Want to completely change your career around?
If you can’t do a total 180 degree turn in a month, that does not make it impossible. Most of us don’t start out with all the resources and skills we need. Start exactly where you are. Start doing things in your spare time that inspire you - Get around like minded people. Commit to learning loads - about yourself, about the industry you want to work in, about the skills you need to get there…
...but most of all, get excited, and do not pressure yourself to do it all at once. It’s going to be an interesting and probably quite a long journey with lots of twists and turns, so you might as well enjoy it!
Taking time for you!
Have you taken enough time out to unwind?
Relaxation lowers the risk of depression and anxiety, hypertension, heart attacks, and other heart-related problems. It can also boost our immunity and lower the risk of catching colds. If we are stress eaters, relaxation can keep away those unwanted pounds.
Get to know yourself. The things that make you come alive. The things that get you riled up. The things that bring out the best in you, and the things that bring out the worst in you.
Maximise the positive things, and make a plan of action for how you will cope when you get triggered. Be prepared in advance, and look after yourself well. By looking after yourself, you are looking after the people who rely on you, both in your professional and personal life.