Grow and Evolve
“Constant development is the law of life,“ said Gandhi. He was right. It is a law of the universe.
There is no such thing as standing still. Think of life as being a bit like an escalator. You may try to stand still, but the great cycle continues and carries you along passively with it. You can even go backwards without knowing it. And anything that happens to us rather than by our own design is unlikely to take us where we want to go. Probably, we end up going where others want us to go, other people who do have plans, who do take action like marketers.
The result of “standing still” (sliding backwards) is that you shrink. And something about living in a tiny prison of your own making leads to bitterness, anger, regrets, blaming, small-mindedness, sorrow. All of which are tragically unnecessary. It is leading to unhappy families, people who are lonely and isolated.
But it does not have to be that way! And it is never too late to make the changes! If you are a little reluctant to push yourself, then choose something small and fun to start learning. It could be a hobby. A different routine in the evenings that does not include the TV. A new language. Following up on an old interest. An old talent. Or just something that appeals on a very undemanding level.
Once the blood starts to flow again, you will get the taste for more growth, and then you can get more ambitious! You will know by then that the rewards are so great – happiness, fulfilment, growth, in other areas of life too, such as family life. Those are the positive spinoffs.
We do have inner resisters to change because at some deep level, just as it is true that we must grow, we also want to stay the same. These resisters, undealt with, will stop us in our tracks every time. Yet they are so easy to remove when we know-how!
That’s what we teach in our Master Key (Kaisen Transformation) Challenge.
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