The pressure of life can make you want to quit. But growth only happens by pushing through the norms that are all around. So how do you push through the crises of life to grow to your potential? Here are three areas to focus for great growth.
1. Gratitude – Appreciate what you have not what you want. Before you can really enjoy something new you must value the old. In other words, if you can't accept step one you can't enjoy step three because step one holds up step three.
Accept the struggles of your current position. Keep in mind that strength comes from growing to the next level not just moving to it. Arriving at a new level means that you look to mastering your current problems. One writer said it's like this, "Your problems are not a stop sign but guidelines for your life." If you can be grateful for your problems, they can lead you to a new prospective on living well.
2. Balance – Growth happens where there's proper use of resources. Just like a growing plant must have the right mix of sun, soil and water you must have the right amount of nutrients for your dream to grow too.
Keep your life in between the ditches. Know your limits and what will help your goal produce. Find ways to measure the levels of where you are and where you desire to go. Once guides are in place you can manage and align the daily tasks to meet the needed and produce results.
3. Openness – Space is yet another factor to consider for growth. Without enough room your goal can become stunted or be too small for your potential. Even having too many goals can overcrowd the priorities required for a successful goal. Learn when and where to allow space, it's key to long term success.
Effective growth requires an open mind but yet focused on moving in specific direction. Be calm and intentional about your movements. Proper openness is a balance that's not too forceful but's not too relaxed either. Work to give your goal breathing room - time, patience and love. Have a mentor or someone that can help you see positively from the outside and keep things in perspective. A passionate goal requires space to mess up, clean up and develop.
Summary - You along with your goal can grow to new levels by focusing on being grateful, keeping priorities balanced and being open to expand. Growth mandates that who and where you are today is not who and where you are tomorrow. Push your limits to grow you and your goal.