Growth is a frightening thing

Growth is a frightening thing

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about how unforgiving life is. How, if you want to do big things, you have to be prepared (not really) to be thrown into things.

I personally like to be prepared before I grow; I like to know exactly what I’m getting myself into and how exactly I can manage my way through that thing.

Life just doesn’t seem to work like that.

The funny thing about life is that it can’t be regulated. No matter how hard I try to gradually increase or decrease the amount of pressure that I place on myself, it never works the way that I want it to work.

I realized this a few days ago when I finished some work that I’d been doing for the past few months.

I mentioned this in a previous post, but at one of the companies that I’ve been working with, there was a slight misunderstanding.

There was a bit of confusion on pay and they thought that I was doing something that I genuinely wasn’t (there was a whole lot of confusion going on).

I took that misunderstanding as a sign. I figured that I’d been at the company for too long and that it was time to make a change; I then realized something else though.

After I “left” the company and decided to go off and do something different, I noticed how little any of the ideas that I had interested me.

I noticed that the things that I knew about had literally nothing to do with my end goal; I was simply floating waiting for something to happen.

The decision wasn’t there for me to make but due to stress, I was going to go off and force something to happen.

I’ve been thinking a lot about patience and how helpful it is. Think about it, at another job that I have, I was also considering forcing myself into growth; I was getting annoyed at the monotony and was ready to literally go off and get fired.

I was on the verge of not caring. What I realized though when I went in to work the day that I was considering doing that thing was that I would’ve made a terrible mistake. I would’ve made a terrible mistake all because I was ready to move on.

It would’ve been, for lack of a better word, stupid.

What I’ve learned is that decisions are not to be forced, they are to be made when they present themselves and not before.




Take advantage of your time. Follow your plan. That's my motto. I'm an entrepreneur from birth who has tons of philosophical thoughts.

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