[vc_row][vc_column][dt_fancy_title title=”carlamcarthur.com” title_align=”left” title_size=”small”][vc_column_text]Sometimes, it’s hard to pay attention to personal growth when society has been nurtured by the dynamics of comparison. We line ourselves up against the people living in our social media; those we know by their handles, the others we recognize by their expert skills on photography. But how fair is that? Measuring up against something that didn’t belong. I’m guilty of it. Comparing notes, accomplishments, goals, passions with the ones streaming through my phone. Ready to accept defeat because I could never add up or catch up.
It’s Not Fair
In no way have I ever felt great about it. Nor have I had any luck in obliterating the habit, but I have found ways to minimize it. They are small changes in my thinking process and tiny adjustments to my daily routines that has helped me understand the importance of minding my business and keeping my personal growth personal.
Don’t Look Back
Dwelling on something unpleasant in your past doesn’t benefit the pace of your future. Like an anchor, it grows spikes that weld down the stages of growth. Move forward at your own ace but move forward. Taking a chance to think about it, is taking time from doing it. It leads you to take more risks and conquer more fears.
Guard Your Thoughts
Those little ideas that circle your head when it’s time to create, protect them. Give your ideas the space to breathe and develop before sharing them with people who might have negative opinions. Discipline yourself to keep only positive thoughts and only positive can come out of that.
Laugh – Laugh ALOT
We underestimate the power of laughter. The small bursts of perfect joy that can course through the body and leave the mind with a mild case of euphoria. They’re necessary. Give yourself the opportunity to feel good. To forget the sadness in a moment and live for the laughs. It really does a thing to the soul and being happy is the first step in understanding the power in personal growth.
What have you done to keep your personal growth constant? Has it been a challenge for you to measure personal growth?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]