Personal growth is an integral part of happiness. It’s something that we try incredibly hard to achieve throughout our lives. We look to influencers, books, and other sources searching for that ‘ah ha’ moment to catapult us into a different realm. Honestly, most of us work extremely hard to find that happy medium to live our lives in harmony. So, when people come along to wreck that growth (and they will), it can negatively affect you moving forward. So, let’s break down this quote in detail.
It’s important to note that your growth belongs to you. Nobody other than yourself is responsible for it, and you own it outright.
While it can be tough to start making changes on your path to growth, it is crucial. Remember, your comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there (https://mindsetmadebetter.com/2021/09/29/a-comfort-zone-is-a-beautiful-place-but-nothing-ever-grows-there/). And those changes don’t have to be monumental. You can start small and add more significant things later. Here are some things that could help you along this self-discovering journey.
- Wake up earlier
- Make lists
- Start exercising
- Keep a journal
- Learn how to self-reflect
- Acknowledge your weaknesses
- Acknowledge your strengths
Your Growth Scares People
Sadly, there are people (and probably in your circle) who revel in the failure of others out of their own insecurities and their own fears of what real growth means.
Keep in mind this has nothing to do with your journey. You own the responsibility of your self-development and the only person you should ever be in competition with is who you were yesterday.
Recognizing these people, especially when they’re close friends or family members, can be painful and difficult. However, if they have taken an active part in halting your growth, it’s wise to take a step back and reassess how you want to handle those relationships.
Your Growth Scares People Whose Sense Of Security Depends On…
As unfortunate as this sounds, there may be some people in your life who are dependent on your lack of growth. Perhaps they have created a security blanket and attached themselves to your lack of action and doing little to further yourself.
Here’s the real deal. Whether or not someone chooses to grow, it entirely up to them. As they say, change in life is inevitable and growth is optional. What other people choose to try to make of their lives is their journey. Should they decide to bank on your stagnation, do not allow it to impact your own propulsion into a better place mentally and/or physically. Remember, it is okay to let go of the things you have outgrown on your journey.
Your Growth Scares People Whose Sense Of Security Depends On Your Stagnation
Just as your growth is your responsibility, so is your stagnation. You have the choice to embark or park. But that choice should be based on your motivation. In other words, don’t ever let anyone hold you back for any reason.
Change and discovery are often challenging, but if you want it bad enough, there is always a way forward. And you are struggling with finding that path, keep at it. You will find your way.
At the end of the day, if your growth scares people whose sense of security depends on your stagnation, it’s really none of your business. You are not here in this life to make sure others feel better about themselves at your own personal expense. So, keep working, build your circle of positive forces, and keep pushing through complex parts of the journey. Don’t ever let anyone sway you in the path of regression.