“Don’t shrink yourself to fit into places that you have outgrown.” —Anonymous
Life is always inviting us to reach, stretch, and grow. Sometimes we accept the invitation with a wholehearted yes, and sometimes we decline the invitation through indecision and inaction and stay in places (e.g., jobs, relationships, situations, etc.) that we have outgrown. Although these places may not be ideal, they are familiar, comfortable, known.
We usually know it’s time for a change long before we take action. Inner promptings for change are often experienced as restlessness, dissatisfaction, or a desire/longing for something more. If you relate to any of these feelings, take time to listen to your inner voice and be willing to find new “places” to grow. It might mean finding a more challenging job, new friendships, or new ways for you and your mate to grow.
Progress requires change, and change begins to happen when you leave your comfort zone.
If this post resonates with you, I invite you to reflect on the following questions.
- Where in my life am I shrinking myself to fit into places that I have outgrown?
- What do I need to believe and do to grow?
- What is one thing I can do [today] to support my growth?
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All the best,
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