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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.

 

Originally posted 2018-06-15 12:30:04.

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jimmieperry

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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