How to Continue Evolving in your Life
Evolution is not a word confined only within the academic walls of Science. In its true sense, evolution refers to the gradual development of something simple to a more complex form. Whether in business or in life, you must think about growth and evolving yourself further. Considering how technology has been shaping our world, staying one step ahead, is the only way you can keep up.
You can be thinking, ‘why bother when you already have a great career or a good life?’ Think about this, when was the last time you’ve overcome something you never thought you will be able to? How did it feel? Are the skills you possess still going to be relevant in 10 years or so?
When you embark on self-growth and evolve yourself, you become equipped to overcome the challenges coming your way.
TAKE A BREATHER AND REFLECT
Look inward and take time to reflect on your past life. What are the new skills you have acquired or mastered? How will you compare yourself now to who you were, let’s say 5 years back? What are the obstacles you’ve overcome and what goals have you achieved?
Take credit in your accomplishments and you’ll find the confidence to keep pushing forward.
KEEP AN OPEN MIND
Learning is a continuous process. Someone will always come along to present a different way of doing things. If you’re the type to stick to traditional methodologies or with the familiar, you can start small by changing something in your routine. How about trying a different brand of coffee for instance?
Open your mind to varied ideas. Learn something new and experiment with different concepts.
EXPLORE NEW HORIZONS
Being in your comfort zone is such a lovely feeling, but as the adage puts it, nothing ever grows there. You will not know the depth of your limitations nor learn new skills if you’re always swimming in safe waters. Adopt a new hobby and explore the unfamiliar.
Embrace new experiences and see what you can gain from them.
DON’T BE DEFINED BY WHAT YOU DO
That cubicle where you’re sitting right now doesn’t wholly define who you are as a person. It may pay your bills and it may or may have been an active choice, but none of that defines your entirety. Engage in other activities. Keep in mind that you’re more than your job or your career.
Be defined by your passion, your interests, your values, and your beliefs.
Technology has made it possible to connect with more people on a global scale. While it’s good to keep a circle of a faithful few, strive to meet people outside your circle.
See how you can benefit from the perspective of people from all shapes and sizes.
Evolving will requires you to be self-aware. You need to be consistent in evaluating yourself and be very honest about it. Explore your thoughts, dive in your emotions and asses your relationships – both past and present.
As you become more self-aware, you will learn about how your mind and body operate. Moreover, this will equip you in making positive changes.
A wisdom shared by Dr. Steve Mataboli, succinctly depicts why evolving is essential. “Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing, and changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.”