It’s easy to simply stop, to ride things out, and stay at the level that you’re at. It’s the most common of mistakes and also one that so many embrace; it’s embraced because there is more to life than growth; there is more to life than growth otherwise we would be no more than cancer cells – and likely as damaging.
Yet, life requires growth.
Being unready and ill-equipped is what you have to expect in life. It is the universal predicament. It is your lot as a human being to lack what it takes. Circumstances are seldom right. You never have the capacities, the strength, the wisdom, the virtue you ought to have. You must always do with less than you need in a situation vastly different from what you would have chosen as appropriate for your special endowments. – Charlton Ogburn, The Maurauders (1959)
To stay alive, growth means moving forward. To be alive, one has to grow.
At any point in time, where we are is determined by who we have become.
Where we will be is determined by who we become.
Who we become is determined on by how willing to grow beyond where we are.
How bad do you want it?