Without progress, life has no meaning. We must become smarter and stronger as we grow older, or else we will die slowly.
When everything around you is decaying, it’s tougher to grow. It’s difficult to break free from a terrible atmosphere and harmful influences. It is, nonetheless, possible.
To watch their garden bloom, a gardener follows several specific processes. You should follow the similar counsel to allow yourself to grow, even if everything around you is wilting.
1. Get Rid of The Weeds
Weeds are plants that have little or no intrinsic value. They spread quickly and leave seeds that continue to spread and infiltrate. If eaten, they can be deadly, leave a terrible taste in your mouth, and are difficult to remove from your garden.
Weeds are a lot like negative influences in one’s life. When you’re striving to thrive, unfavorable influences compete for nutrition in the same manner that weeds do. Make sure your relationships aren’t getting in the way of your success.
Remove the weeds as rapidly as possible while causing the least amount of damage to the surrounding vegetation. If you cut out the things that are holding you back too quickly, you risk severing some of the links that will come in handy later. So, if you’re terminating a love connection or splitting up with a buddy, proceed with caution.
Remove what you don’t need from your life with care and precision while leaving everything else alone. If you do, you’ll be able to explore new options.
2. Have a Solid Foundation
Your roots are more important than ever when everything around you is crumbling.
In the best-case situation, you already have strong roots to cling to, and you scarcely sway in the first place. However, if your roots require some attention, there are steps you can take to strengthen them. Begin by renewing your commitment to your basic values and principles.
Remind yourself of all the things you have going for you if you’re feeling down. Study the Bible if you’re having trouble being a good Christian. If you’re an addict who’s on the verge of relapsing, read the Big Book and go through the twelve-step program again.
Return to the resources that gave you your power, whatever they were so that they can re-empower you.
3. Survive The Thorns
Every rose contains thorns; all you have to do is avoid being pricked.
Obstacles and inconveniences will always exist in our life, especially when everything around us is decaying, but we do not have to be defeated by them. Rather than quitting up when things aren’t going as planned, work your way up the stem until you reach something lovely.
4. Allow Yourself To Grow At Your Own Pace
While you may desire to grow quickly, if you try to force it, you risk ruining what you’ve already accomplished.
If you, for example, push yourself too hard and strive to reach the next milestone too quickly, you could perceive some momentary progress.
However, doing so will deplete your energy, and you will experience a protracted period of stagnation or perhaps begin to wither away.
Grow at a steady and fair pace. That way, you’ll be confident that the progress you’ve made will be sustained.
5. Pay Close Attention to Your Life
A good gardener does not leave their garden unattended for an extended period of time. Similarly, someone who wishes to improve keeps a close eye on their development.
Every now and then, you should assess where you are and where you can go next. Goals are essential for success, so set, meet, and exceed them as often as possible.
Make sure you’re not progressing too slowly or becoming complacent. Make sure you’re not drifting away from your roots. Understand how to develop appropriate goals so that you can keep such considerations in mind.
Also, provide yourself with the nutrients you require on a regular basis, such as self-affirmation, good habits, and lots of relaxation. You’ll be that much closer to blooming if you take that much care and keep an eye on your progress.
6. Keep a Close Eye on Yourself
When you’ve made substantial progress, glance in the mirror and be proud of your reflection. You’ve worked hard for this, so take advantage of it before going on to the next stage of development.
Always remember to stay true to yourself and focus on what you desire. It might be difficult to just be yourself in a world that demands us to conform and fit in, but it is best to avoid conforming to other people’s norms, expectations, and aspirations because they are often unrealistic, and aspiring to them can make us unhappy. It’s preferable not to bother what others think of us because we’ll all be judged nonetheless, so remember to be the best version of yourself, not someone else’s replica.
7. Prepare New Soil
Don’t be satisfied with a single success. Move on to a new area of dirt where you can continue to grow. Continue in the same manner until you bloom, and then move on to a new goal.
Better yet, assist those you care about in blossoming. Helping others is a benefit in and of itself, and you should take advantage of it if you’re in a position in life where you can afford to focus on the less fortunate.
Life is what we make of it, and we may make it more meaningful by always presenting ourselves with new difficulties. As you grow your garden, you’ll find yourself being more active while also becoming more relaxed.
8. Be generous and kind.
Always be nice and generous, since everyone is fighting a struggle, and the world runs more smoothly when people are kind and generous. Set out to help people, but if you are unable to do so, at the very least do not harm them.
Being angry, unpleasant, awful, and hateful to others does nothing. If you feel compelled to be cruel to others, it reveals a lot more about you than it does about them. Genuine acts of compassion can take you a long way.