Growth is scary because change is scary. Change means that you will be doing something that is unfamiliar which creates uncertainty. Not knowing what will happen or what is on the other side is what most people are afraid of, this prolongs taking the first step.
The desire to grow will either come through making a commitment to yourself or because you get to a point where you have had enough of the way your life is.
Growth leads to fulfilment
It opens you to learning new things
It helps you better understand yourself
It creates more meaning
Expecting change without doing anything different is foolish, start small and build momentum.
Starting small is the name of the game and the intention is to build momentum. This is a more realistic approach to close the gap instead of expecting everything to happen and change all at once. If you don’t know where to begin, here are three things I did when I first got into doing the work.
Motivational videos - instead of listening to music I would watch and listen to these types of videos
Guided meditation - this was strange and difficult but I committed to doing 5-10 minute guided meditations on youtube
Nature walks - being out in nature is healing, calming and also being active
It may not seem like much but this is how it all started for me and the more I did it the better I felt. Everything was hard in the beginning but what was harder was waking up every day not feeling good about myself. Is this the same for you?
I’m not the same person and I’m better for it
It taught me to embrace my authenticity
It helped me to identify and unlearn behavioral patterns
It guided me towards healing
The greatest contribution you can make to humanity is for you to be yourself.
The punchline is that growth isn’t scary, growth is rather necessary for you to be the best version of yourself. In being your best your loved ones get your best and what you do will be the result of the person you become in the process.
If this resonates with you and you would like to receive support on your growth journey check out my online course Te Ara Hou here.
Go well my friends and be the change you wish to see.