Growth is part of life; we all are subject to move in many directions over time. There is no going backwards for any living being; it is always a moving forward concept of time. Our body continues to grow with the passage of time, but at the inner level we all have to define the direction of our growth. Life in itself has no meaning until you give yourself one. It is your inner growth that gives life a positive direction and something to enjoy now and in the days ahead.
Inner growth consists of getting to know, trust, and express all aspects of your unique life. It is not easy, you have to put in considerable effort continuously know yourself and create life as you really want to live. Here are some of the ways that will help you to focus on your inner growth for a successful life.
Develop Acceptance – Acceptance is the key to inner growth. Accept yourself in totality with all the positive and negative traits about yourself. The moment you accept yourself, you will start to develop the necessary strength to cope better with the troubles of life.
Hold A Positive Mindset – Your mind is the most powerful tool you possess but you have to train it and make it work for you. Your mind is a storehouse of thoughts, emotions, and attitude that guide you to act in any given situations. Your mind can be the ladder to success or the stone over which you stumble, so make a conscious effort to keep your mind positive and focus on your inner growth.
Respond Appropriately To Obstacles – Realize the fact that life is not about the absence of problems. Suffering in life is not only inevitable but essential for inner human revolution. It is not the problems, but your response to them that makes a difference in life. That is why, you should maintain your composure in the face of obstacles and respond appropriately not only to overcome them but also ensure you grow from them.
Expand Beyond Your Comfort – To keep your focus on inner growth, you need to find your passion and you can do that by listening to your inner voice and acting accordingly. The key to long lasting happiness is rising to challenges in positive and productive ways. So do things out of your comfort zone in order to keep your focus on inner growth. If you do not succeed initially, you should not take it personally, try to learn from your mistakes and move on. It is your persistence that helps you live life with meaning.
Practice Meditation – Meditation is the one of the best way to understand the varied aspects of life. It takes time, but it is an effective solution which will serve you now and down the road. In other word, meditation can help you to tune your mind and allow you to keep your focus on inner growth.
Finally, life is full of ups and downs and the best favor you can do for yourself is to develop your inner growth by keeping your focus on it so that the bumps and rough moments do not destroy your energy. It is your inner growth that helps you to integrate emotions, feelings, thoughts, knowledge, and experiences and help you take appropriate actions to keep the pace of your overall growth moving forward in order to have a truly rewarding life.
Peace and Love, Jim