Always chose change over stagnation. The only way you can truly grow and expand is by embracing and experiencing change. I feel as though I have stuck with what I know I’m comfortable with for so long. This is because I am scared to disrupt what I think I can handle. I eat the same things at restaurants and religiously do the same things over and over again with my free time, yet I am not satisfied. When I wake up, if I don’t have work to dedicate my whole morning to getting ready for, I don’t know what to do with my time or my day. Even the smallest amounts of change can eventually bring about huge possibilities for personal growth.
There is more to growth than what can really be captured in a couple of paragraphs, simply because everyone experiences and changes differently, but one thing’s for sure, change is universal and unavoidable at all costs. But in order to grow you have to embrace change, if you hide from it you will constantly wind up in the same state as before. I want to start working on self exposure methods to get myself out of the comfortable funk that I am in. I choose to spend my free time inside my house all day and by the end of it, I feel like I’ve wasted my time. A lot of it has to do with my anxiety, I would rather not put myself in new situations that could possibly freak me out and make me feel like I’m out of control.
If you don’t start with the small stuff, then you wont be able to tackle the big stuff. It’s important to have big hopes for the future and when you start to get too comfortable where you are, you don’t ever move foreword. The longer you wait the harder it is to move on from it. I never really had crazy dreams, I’ve always been pretty satisfied with where I am, but I want to go bigger. I don’t want to live a mediocre life because I am not a mediocre person. I’m scared that If I don’t start dreaming now, I wont ever do it, and I need to start facing being uncomfortable.
Embracing change is realizing its okay to be uncomfortable, you wont go anywhere doing the same things every day and being perfectly okay with that. Sure, if you have already met all of your expectations for yourself fine, but I think that everyone should shoot bigger no matter what. Everyday I see or hear about things that I want to experience in my life and I know that If I fester in my current state of mind that says, “Stay here where you know what’s goin on” I wont ever do half of the things that I’d like to do. Although I’ve never had obscure dreams there are places I want to go and new foods that I want to try and If I don’t ever expose myself to change I will never grow.
Also, I feel as though people grow most during hardship, and although simply putting yourself in uncomfortable or new situations isn’t necessarily considered hardship, It’s something that’s hard for you and will therefore be beneficial. I see far too many people, myself included, just putting on the cruise control to kick back and let life take them wherever It wants. If you have hopes and dreams, cruise wont get you all that way there, you’re going to have to put in some work yourself. I think humans have an innate drive to sort of fear change, but overcoming that fear is what will ultimately skyrocket your personal growth. All in all, embrace change, put yourself in uncomfortable situations, go new places, try new things, don’t bore yourself with a mediocre life, learn to leave fear behind, dream big, and watch growth do it’s thing.