the impulse to grow

When we become aware of the urge to expand our life and reach for our highest potential, and we feel unimpeded by our usual fears and timidity, that is the moment to act.

A bold and fearless response to the calling from our deeper Self to reach for more can set in motion habits and momentums that can carry us through those inevitable periods of doubt and dullness when we’re not so sure, after all, whether we’re really up for the challenge.

Expanding our effectiveness and success in life requires us to go beyond where we are normally inclined to stop and pull back. In the bypassing of our old stopping points, we gain a new perspective on what is possible for ourselves and our life.

Embracing and stabilizing that new level of being in the world brings fresh insights and unforeseen opportunities which must be met with a willingness and a readiness to receive and to act.

We must be willing to shake off the old fears, challenge the old self-limiting cognitive schemas, and extinguish old less-than-optimal behavioral patterns in order to make room for new feelings of inspiration, new levels of accomplishment, and updated, accurate, encouraging self-appraisals, as our increasingly effective behavioral repertoire expands.

This will eventually become “the  new normal” from which we can reach even higher.

This is so much better than giving in to the regressive pull of lowered aims, feelings of discouragement, and desires to escape, when the intensity of “the high” has receded and dropped us back into the lap of the day-to-day grind of real life.

What is required of us is to really want it.  And then,…to do the work.

Even when we don’t feel like it.

Just keeping the small, positive momentums going. Consistency is key.

Starting again every morning. With focus and persistence.

And soon enough, once again, we will be filled with inspiration, positive self-regard and determination to prevail.

This is pretty much how it works, in a nutshell.

This is how we can get from where we are to where we want to be in life.

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