The concept of self-growth extends beyond our physical appearance. Self-growth is a journey of trial and error. Self-growth is a process, it is not a one-day course we sit in and magically come out the way we want. Self-growth pulls us to delve deeper into our own lives and begin to accept our past, reframe our present and set goals for the future. Over this time our strengths will be challenged, our weaknesses will be highlighted, yet it is key to empowerment and finding that strength within ourselves to take control of our lives.
Growth never seizes in our lifetime; I do not mean this in terms of height. Growth occurs through our experiences, our choices and is dictated by our goals and aspirations and what we do with them. Self-growth is socially and more importantly internally influenced. We live in a world where sometimes the sun doesn’t shine the way we want it to. Every single one of us will have a bad day. That bad day does not define us though. Once we learn to accept, learn to realise, we then can extend and grow from what is holding us back.
Please note, no matter what happens one thing we have complete control over is our response, how we choose to approach the new situation or better yet deal with the current situation, creates the framework of how our future begins to pan out.
The human brain has the ability to shelter our emotions and experiences we try not to relive. Once we can be honest yet at the same time, less critical of ourselves, we open up a pathway to self-discovery; from there we blossom.
One thing we must all learn is how to be gentle with ourselves. It is often easier to show such emotion to others through sympathy and empathy, our toughest critique will always be our individual mind. We all need to be more compassionate and practice patience within ourselves, to take the famous words… Trust the process.
Speak kindly with yourself, as through love we grow.
In saying this self-growth does not need to be done alone. This experience and time of change will shake you; it may break you, but it will ultimately rebuild you. Change never has to be alone. Think about your support systems. Now, if you just read over that last sentence, please, re-read it and think about it again. We all have support systems around us whether it be family, friends, co-workers, kids etc. Support systems are those who hold us up when we feel like we’re falling, those who make us laugh when we want to cry, those who offer their shoulder to cry upon, more importantly, they are those who listen. These people care about you, these are the people that you reach out to when you need that push to keep going. You are never in this alone.
Our mindset is what often holds us back from achieving our self-growth. When talking in terms of physically our mind will often say no before our body gives out, think of a plank, for example, your muscles will burn your body will shake your mind will tell you to give up, but your body has so much longer to go before it is truly time to give out. Our minds and thoughts are often what holds us back from achieving success. We give up when our mind tells us to, not when we’re done. When we give up, we never see the other side, we never make it out to see all we have achieved. Sometimes we need the extra push.
Mindset, habits and routines are some of the building blocks towards your goals. If you are struggling with any of these things, Terrific Fitness offers mindset coaching to help with that first step you may need help taking. During this process, you will be worked with closely to help reset and reframe and give you the boost you need. Our mindset is something we all struggle to change; our perceptions are often hard to reframe.
We are here to listen, here to help and here to watch you grow on your journey.
Remember challenges are opportunities. There is good in everything and promises to yourself are the most important promises you will ever make. Self-growth is a journey, and starts whenever we seek change.
- Coach Jamie