Some changes for my blog and for my life, are being made NOW…. But that is for you to see soon, very soon.
For now I want to talk about growth.
There is a saying that goes: “Life is not meant to be lived in one place.” Most people interpret this as a call to travel. They liken themselves to birds who constantly move from one place to another. However, there is a different way to look at this thought. A place doesn’t necessarily have to be a particular location. It can be a place in time.
Life is not meant to be lived in one place in time. We need to be constantly moving in life and this does not only pertain to physical movement but it refers to growth, growing from one place in your life to another.
If you think about it, growing is pretty much like a video game. You play through a stage and when you have successfully completed your mission, you move on to the next level. This next level is more challenging compared to the previous one but it is necessary to go through it so you can ultimately win the game. The same is true with life. We have different stages in our lives and we go through from one stage to another.
However, there are some of us who are merely transferring from one stage to another without growing. Others even move to a lower level in their life. For example, there are some people who quit their jobs to pursue their dreams. Upon encountering disappointments, they fail to redeem themselves. They wallow in their failure and eventually, slump down to a level lower than the one they came from. You can not afford for this to happen to you. You need to move on to the next level; a more difficult but extremely rewarding one that is necessary for us to win in life.
So, I am starting new. I am getting back to my blog, starting a business, and moving to the next stage in my life.
BUT….. You might ask: “How do you know what is the next level?”
All I can say is that only you can figure out the answer to this question. Each of us has a different next level based on where we are in life right now. All next levels have one thing in common and that is they should promote positive growth. The next level should not cause you to shrink down. They take you out of the box you outgrew and move you to an even bigger box that you need to fill. If it doesn’t build you up, then it definitely is not the next level, it’s simply just another place in the same level.
I know that in life, sometimes we make wrong decisions and find ourselves capsizing. When this happens, we should dust ourselves off and try to ascend again to a higher level. We should learn from that experience and resume the climb to the next level. Our mistakes can be our best lessons and they are also essential for our success in life but the biggest mistake we can do is to let our mistakes overcome us and keep us stagnant in life.
Life is not meant to be lived in one place. Oftentimes, the next level isn’t easy or it won’t look appealing but the ultimate reward of success is worth it. So also like a bird, let yourself soar to higher levels; let yourself fly; let yourself grow.
So what is your next level and what steps are you taking to get there?