Dr. Martha’s Mondya Morning Motivational
Monday, November 1, 2010
Growth is a double edged sword a must do if we plan on living our life to its fullest potential. While the pro’s of growth are that it is gratifying and imperative there are the con’s that at times growth is painful and overbearing. So we must assess our individual life’s journey and decide if continued growth is what we desire. The important thing we must realize is that when we are not growing we are dying so choosing to grow really is the best bet.
Growth often happens in bouts where we grow and then plateau and then grow again continuing the cycle. Knowing this we need to chart our growth and realize when it is that we begin to plateau in order to perpetuate new growth.When we plateau we are at a place that is predictable and easy. At a plateau is when we think we are in control and we “think” we have it all figured out. And most likely we do have it all figured out up to that point but in order to grow we must come to the realization that there is so much more uncharted territory left to be discovered. In order to continue our growth and evolution we must place a root in the plateau and anchor ourselves in order to grow and continue our journey. Rooting yourself allows you to be centered and supported because it is right before our next part of growth when we fall apart.
It’s human nature to fear our next chapter of growth. Often our lives become challenging and it is likely that we begin to feel like failures. We tend to see life as if it is it’s all going wrong. Many times we begin to self-doubt. Rather than fearing growth or being scared its best we begin to realize it is part of our developmental path. It’s imperative that we realize that growth is the only solution and that we begin to realize the origin of the doubt. In life’s journey we need to accept and begin to understand that growth is the solution and fear is the problem. Often times we flip the two and see growth as the problem and fear as the only solution.
Disorganization perpetuates fear, we feel shaky as things begin to become unorganized and become scattered. There are two forces that can cause disorganization, internal or external and many times we experience both simultaneously. Often the internal and external forces occur at an equilibrium . But this disorganization is the recipe we need for growth, its the well-spring of change. We use the fear derived from the disorganization of change to hide behind rather than as a catapult to begin to reorganize and regroup. We often look at the plateau we are leaving behind as a safe haven rather than the ascending road that leads to our next chapter. Rather than allowing the fear to paralyze our growth we need to use it as a catapult into new beginnings.
In conclusion, let’s break it down…embracing growth is the first step in your continued journey to becoming the best version of yourself. Rather than allowing fear to astound your growth use it as a propeller when leaving your current plateau. Remember you are rooted creating a anchor holding you to all that you have become up and to that point and realize have no where to go but up. So, while the process may seem shaky at times don’t let your uncertainty stunt you or cause you to doubt. Instead center yourself on your objective and embrace the process that takes you to your next peak.
Love. Laugh. Adjust.