I feel inspired to write today about the idea that MASTERY requires a constant attempt.
That is – there is no time to stop growing.
And part of growing is always doing personal development work of some kind.
It could be a desire to master your business, or master your body, or your family or your creative expression.
Whatever it is, it requires us to grow. And growing means we need to always be stretching outside our comfort zone.
And it means that we should be surrounding ourselves with mentors and teaches to help us grow!
This is a BIG ONE.
I am always trying to surround myself with people who know more than me, or can FEEL deeper than me, who are super creative, super successful, super soulful or who are more childlike than me.
All of these things are aspects that I want to create more of in my life.
And so I’m constantly setting goals outside my comfort zone, constantly putting myself in personal growth environments and giving just a little bit beyond my comfort zone.
One of my aims in life is to constantly feel the S T R E T C H.
Not to get too comfortable.
To feel a little uneasy, not as punishment, but as growth.
It’s like working out. I know I’ve REALLY had a great workout when I’ve push myself just beyond my comfort zone.
This is when the exercise is really working.
Same thing in yoga – the yoga stretch begins when it gets uncomfortable.
I don’t think that we should push ourselves so hard that we tear ourselves (or the muscle), but just enough so that it’s a little uncomfortable.
This is a good thing.
Because it is this discomfort that helps us to keep growing.
When things are easy and routine and the same, we feel safe, but we don’t always feel fulfilled or happy.
So, it is the dedication to learning, the dedication to growth and the dedication to living slightly uncomfortably that brings the magic in life.
This is how it is for anyone who achieves at the highest level.
And if you want to add major spiritual, emotional and financial octane to the fuel of your life – then make your life about service.
Serving others is where it’s at. And if we are always growing at that, we are on track for massive inner and outer success this year!
So, where in your life can you S T R E T C H it out? And get a little uncomfortable?
Remember to get out there, take action & make your Purpose real!