Our greatest challenge is the personal growth we are driven to. It is not easy to break the mold and make massive changes in our lives because it opens us up for criticism, judgement and rejection — the exact things we are trying to rid ourselves of by focusing on personal growth.
It’s not easy because we are breaking old behaviors that have been in place for a generations. Generational change is not easy. Its not easy because we are shifting the beliefs of billions of people. Because when we change ourselves, we change the way we impact everyone else around us.
It’s even harder when we are bombarded (by the media) with an unrealistic world of perfection – perfect bodies, perfect incomes, perfect relationships and perfect behaviors.
We are driven to growth, we are pulled to it. But it doesn’t have to be scary. It can be joyful and playful and fun and exciting. You get to choose the meaning of what is happening in your life.
How do you change the meaning? Very simple. Change your story about it.