How to grow in all seasons & personal development in tough times

Have you ever had a season where you’re trying trying trying, but missing the mark in the area you’re focusing on?

Maybe it’s your fault. Or maybe there are externalities involved.

But if you’re anything like me, you may be frustrated — feeling the need to see real tangible results in the areas you’re focusing on.

With that said, this season of my life has presented me with such circumstances and I’d like to share some tips that are working for me.

Three tips to grow in all seasons and personal development for tough times:

1. Be here now: Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. For all we know, pressure to create a better future than today could be an illusion. Again, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Working to become mindful of what’s going on now helps reduce work life stress.

This could leave one feeling better and even loosen up some ideas and passions for the next level of growth.

2. Switch Gears / Practice a new skill: In my experience, when an specific skill or aspect of my life cannot grow any faster…

And if there’s something in the way out of my control— I focus on something else!

For example, I once had a position where I was working very hard to make sales. At the time, the market was uncertain and buyers couldn’t make big decisions. After all, they didn’t know the future outlook of their firm, so hesitation was only natural.

No matter what I did, more effort wasn’t going to change the circumstances. So, I continued doing the best I could and placed my personal growth in other areas of my life.

I took that time to learn all about fitness, smart wearables, and how to use technology to enhance workouts.

In the end, I developed in this season despite the lack of work success.

3. Focus on what you can control: Similar to the other tips above. Focus on what you can control.

In tough times, it’s easy to slip into the habit of being tough on yourself. But will that help you perform?

Probably not.

So, focus on what you can control and move forward without worry.

Thats it for today.

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