There’s times in our lives where we feel like we aren’t making any improvement or we aren’t growing as fast as others seem to be. The progress could be in a number of things, such as: jobs, finances, relationships, living arrangements, school, ect… In this particular article, I want to focus on personal growth. Do you know someone who seems like they don’t have a care in the world? Do you know someone who seems to never get angry? I’ve analyzed certain people in my life that comes across in such of a way. I realized there are many factors that are involved in a person’s persona, such as their faith. I also realized that there ten things that I will refer to as poison that we must free ourselves from.
10 Things Stopping You From Growing
Yes, we all have wished that we could turn back the hands of time, but that isn’t going to happen whatsoever. The best way to tackle a regret is to learn from the situation. Where did it go wrong? How did you respond? What was said? I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. Though it may be hard to see the good from it now, don’t dwell in the past. Learn from it and move on.
I held on to grudges like a snake wrapped around it’s prey in my past. Today, I can tell you that “letting go” not only makes you a better person, but it’s the best revenge. We have all been done wrong, whether intentional or not. When you let go, a burden has been lifted from you that you couldn’t possibly imagine. The person whose done the wrong-doing become confused and wonder why aren’t you mad. This is the ultimate way of saying……You cannot get to me!
Do you know of someone who constantly has something negative to say? They do it so much that they don’t even realize it. You need to navigate away from people like this in the speed of lightning. If you have to be around them, I would suggest having a conversation with them in an uplifting type-of-way. Truth is some people don’t even realize how negative they are and may need their eyes opened.
You know if you are in a bad relationship….or friendship for that matter. If you have to wonder, chances are… Think about it. No relationship is perfect but are the both of you moving in the same direction.
The Need to Impress-
You find yourself acting differently or buying things just because the next person did. The need to fit in doesn’t leave us once we leave grade school. Social media surely doesn’t make this one easy either. As a blogger, I find the need to take breaks from the world to read, journal and meditate. This is how I easily get back in tune with my true self.
How can you move forward……if you aren’t moving at all? We all have goals and things that we need to work on. Is the one thing holding you back is you? Find actionable steps to take. Don’t let fear stop you.
The Inability To Learn-
A plant cannot grown without proper water and sun. We need to be nourished with knowledge in order to take that next step. Guess what? I hate to break the news, but you don’t know everything. Don’t know where to start? Read a book, listen to a podcast, watch videos, or attend a few seminars. You may find that you really love or enjoy something that you never have known previously.
A closed mind is along the same lines as the inability to learn….and negativity, for that matter. I refer to that person as the ultimate pessimist. This type of person sees the worst in everything, rather the good. With a closed mind, there’s simply no room for growth.
This goes along the lines of the need to impress but instead of impressing others, you put yourself down. You feel as if you aren’t good enough. You wonder why you can’t have what they have. I know very well “I don’t look like what I been through. Don’t strive to live someone’s current situation, when you don’t know what they have been through to get to where they are now. If you believe in Jesus Christ, then know that your destiny will never be taken away from you. If you think you missed your opportunity, you will get plenty of more chances. What’s meant for you, will be for you.
Lack of Gratitude-
If you aren’t grateful for what you have, how could you possibly want more? You still won’t be happy. Invest in a gratitude journal and you will see how easy everything else will start to fall into place.
I know I said “Top Ten” but you can definitely add stress to the list. What else could be added? What have I left out? Comment below.
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