“You can’t afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point you have to unleash the potential and make your move.”-Eric Thomas
If you had the opportunity to accomplish anything without limits or obstacles and you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do? What if, you really do have that opportunity? What if, all you really need is a shift in perspective? What if, what you perceive as failure isn’t really failure but an opportunity to evolve and gain the experience you need to level up.
Mindset really is everything! At least that’s one thing i’ve been learning over these years. When you get to the place in your life where you are tired of going around in circles, you have to shift in your thinking and choose whether to evolve or repeat. Choose to evolve, knowing that every experience and difficultly presents you with an opportunity to grow. Or repeat the same cycles which will have you feeling stuck and limited.
Everyday you must make a choice. If you really want to see change in your life and in the world, you have to start with yourself. To evolve means to develop gradually or to set free. To repeat means to do (something) again. “We’re not meant to stay the same. Change is good.” All of your life you will experience some type of change but you are in control of deciding whether the type of change is good or bad.
I remember a time about six years ago when I got to the point in my life where I felt stuck. I was tired of doing the same things and going in circles mentally and emotionally. I felt like there was so much more to life then what I was experiencing. I had just graduated college and was getting ready to have my first child but I felt like there was so much more that I wanted to do. I knew that if I didn’t want to continue to feel stuck I had to change my mindset and begin to move differently. When I look back I realized I was at a place where I had stop growing and even dreaming. I couldn’t stay in that place so I made a decision to evolve and become the best version of myself. That season was the start of my personal growth journey and that was also the start of my blogging journey. That season changed me so much and I have been growing ever since that time.
I enrolled in a personal growth program, I started reading and made a commitment to continually grow. One thing that I realized is that we are not meant to stay the same forever. “Every next level of your life requires a different you.” When you are not evolving or growing you get to the place where you feel stuck and hopeless. What I have learned from this experience is that in order to evolve you have to be:
1.) Shift Your Mindset
In order to evolve you have to learn to think different about the things you experience in life. Look at every situation as an opportunity to grow and get better. Your failures and disappointments are learning experiences.
2.) Be Intentional
Be Intentional about how you are growing. If you know what you really want out of life grow into the person you need to be in order to accomplish it.
3.) Make Time For Your Personal Growth
If you truly want to grow you have to make time for it. With the busyness of everyday life if you don’t plan to grow it won’t happen. What you do everyday builds so make time to grow and develop yourself. Read books, join a community, take classes, listen to podcast or YouTube videos… Find what works for you.
Life is too short to allow fear to hold you back. Don’t be afraid to step out and walk in your full potential. What do you have to lose? If things don’t work out it would be a great learning experience. In life you never really lose because you always gain knowledge from every experience. I want to encourage you to continue to grow. Don’t repeat the same cycles and call that living. There is so much more to life than what you have experienced. Don’t give up on your dreams. Grow, evolve and become the person you need to be in order to accomplish it. Thanks for reading!
What’s one way you are growing in this season? How has growth changed your life? Comment below I would love to hear your story.