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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.

Evaluating self-growth
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.