How to Propel Your Life to the Next Level

If you want to propel your career (or any area of your life for that matter) to the next level, you must commit to your growth. That is, you must do the work required to sharpen your skills, increase your knowledge, improve your attitude, cultivate your mindset, and whatever you need to reach your next level.

Growth Takes Time

You must know this. Growth takes time. Like planting a seed in the ground, you work for some time before you see any signs of growth. When you work and don’t initially see much progress, don’t panic and get discouraged it’s normal. To see progress, you must trust the process. If you do the right thing long enough, you’ll eventually see results.

When it comes to personal growth, you can’t be impatient. Before you can enjoy the fruits of growth, you must endure the process of growth. By sticking to the process, step-by-step, you’re traveling your journey of growth.

Growth Demands Consistency

You can’t expect to see significant growth if every time you make a few steps forward, you stop and let winds of life take you backward.

You can’t pour buckets of water on a plant once every quarter and expect it to grow; you’re likely to drown it. You must water it a little bit every day (or every few days) consistently.

You can’t go to the gym one day a month for 20 hours and expect that you’re going to grow muscle; you’ll hurt yourself. You’ve got to break up those 20 hours in 1-to-2-hour sessions four times a week and remain consistent. Over time, you’ll see results.

Your daily decisions make the difference. You must show up every day and do the work, even when you don’t feel like, even when you don’t yet see any results, even when you don’t have all the support you wish you had.

When you remain consistent, you build momentum (and habit), and eventually, you begin to reap the fruits of your labor.

Growth Requires Strategy

When it comes to growth, all activities aren’t equal. For instance, you can go to the gym every day but stay on the stationary bicycle the entire time. There’s nothing wrong with working up a sweat on the bike, but if your goal is to build muscle, it’s not the best strategy. To build muscle, you need a different “workout strategy.”

Adapt your growth strategy to the results you’re trying to achieve. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel; you can leverage the experience and expertise of others who have traveled the journey of growth before you.
There are already standard strategies for whatever area of your life you’re trying to grow. You may need to customize them a little to fit your situation, but they’re an excellent place to start.

In short, establishing a growth strategy is essential.

Once you identified an area of personal growth, establish and follow your growth plan—consistently. And when you do that during an extended period, you’ll inevitably experience growth.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.