You might have seen this wonderful article flying around social media yesterday entitled 11 Things to Know at 25(ish) by Shauna Niequist. If you didn’t, you can check it out here.
I loved the article for so many reasons, but the best point in my mind was the last: Don’t Get Stuck. The author goes on to talk about two types of people, between which there is a divergence around the age of 30. The first type of person uses their 20s to grow as a person, learn about themselves, others, and the world around them, and generally form a fulfilling direction for their life. The second type of person substitutes partying for personal growth and gets stuck on the college lifestyle.
I don’t know if there really exists a divergence around age 30 because I’m not yet there and I haven’t witnessed it in my peer group. But I do know I could picture it being a completely accurate assessment.
So today I ask the question: in which group do you want to be at age 30? And based on your current actions, in which group do you think you will actually be?
The last might be a tough question to answer. It makes us take a step back and take an honest assessment of how we spend our time, whether we intentionally broaden our horizons, and whether we take the time to define our dreams and pursue them.
What’s great about it though: there is no need for two types of people. It’s a zillion sum game and every single one of us has the chance to be in that first group. You know, the group that strives for growth and self-discovery.
Today we have an opportunity. We have an opportunity to seek out experiences which will be challenging, invigorating, and new. I’m proud to say that my new coaching company, Living for Monday exists in part to help people do just this: find their dreams and make them a reality. Because we deserve it. There only has to be one group of people. Don’t get stuck.
So, what do you think? What are you doing to grow, expand your comfort zone, experience new things, and chase your dreams? What do you want to start doing in order to grow as a person? Do you have questions about how to start creating opportunities to grow? Let me know in the comments!
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