“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
If you’ve ever had a fitness regime or tried to release weight you’re quite familiar with hitting a plateau. That point where you get rid of your first few pounds then become comfortable and start to slip back into those old habits of over indulging. You know you should take action over the situation and continue working on areas to improve yourself, but it becomes harder and harder to start over each time you fall off the wagon. Getting over plateaus in our lives is no easier than moving past the plateau in staying fit.
You may be happy with your job, relationship status or lifestyle, but still feel that you need to improve other aspects your life and push your character to the next level. You are the only person who can identify those weak spots and the actions necessary to propel yourself forward. Becoming aware of those areas needing working on and commit to working on those areas, means pushing past that plateau and keep pushing. So that as soon as you’ve accomplished improvement in those areas, you can move onto other areas that may need improving.
I know once I began working on my own weaknesses, it became addictive as the more areas I worked on, the more areas I found needing working on. I’m not talking about self-critiquing here or imaging faults and beating yourself over the head.
Self-improvement consists of expanding your character, again, going outside your comfort zone, taking the road less travel and enjoying the scenery along the way. It’s about becoming more knowledgeable about the world we live as well as learning to live a more productive and pessimistic existence. Here I am being repetitious- each day you hop out of bed is a gift, the greatest gift you can give yourself is to become the person you want to admire.
©Etta D. Richards