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Evaluating self-growth

Resolving a problem creates new challenges, not in the immediate front but in the long-term as we learn new things and the issues become more transparent. 

This is why most people prefer to live in the comfort of the status quo. Why change a lifestyle that throws us off the pedestal of satisfaction?

Life is a mindset of either chasing growth or mediocrity, a liking for variables or a fancy for sameness. The former is not a proposition for manic action, which can also lead to burnout. Similarly, the latter’s obsession with habits is not a guarantor of doing nothing.

“Everyone is a work in progress,” said Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in an interview with the Financial Times. Dweck is the author of the seminal self-help book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success where she delineates the two mindsets: Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset.

via Financial Times

One can still embrace the power of activity without the backlash of restlessness. To do nothing but reflect in meditation or on the move in a walk in the park opens the floodgates to keen observation and the next revelation.


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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.