Day 4 of thinking about my vision board. Growth sounds great because we all want to grow and be better but it’s not easy to grow. Growth means outgrowing relationships with people we don’t want to let go of and letting go of old versions of ourselves. Not so easy! Much like the security blanket, I blogged about some time ago. No matter how raggedy, threadbare, ugly, dirty that blanket is we don’t want to let go of it, even if it’s not serving the purpose of keeping us warm. We tend to hold on to comfort, familiarity and resist change.
If I want to grow then I’m going to have to let go of people, places, and things I love and find comforting. Growing means stepping outside the box and my comfort zone. It means embracing people that don’t look like me or have similarities to me. Sometimes we need a balancer in relationships. If I’m good at A then I might need to find someone good at B. If everyone likes the same thing or is good at the same thing it’s going to get boring and the growth is going to be stunted.
I need to let go of habits that I love and try something new. The old folks would say you’re stuck in a rut. If we do the same thing over and over then we never explore or find new. Exploring allows us to find what else we like and grow.
I’m adding growth to my vision board and making goals to change habits, let go of relationships, step outside the box, and embrace change.