Summer has sparked a feeling of new beginnings, learning, and growing in the passions I love most. I've found in my own experiences that times where we desire to grow in our craft, we can be hit with a spell of anxiousness. But it's so important to channel that energy to inspire and encourage us to be determined to grow, learn, and be excited for what the future holds! It's easy to become discouraged when we see where we want to be, whether in skill, talent, experience, or life circumstances in general; but we can control our perspectives of the journey of growth. Learning doesn't always (and usually never) involves an overnight change. But oh how beautiful learning can be, so I'm focusing on soaking up each learning process life's journey holds; to let far off goals not become burdens, but beautiful, exciting dreams!
Something I've found to be very encouraging and keeps me on track is planning. Planning how you're going to grow in your skill takes off so much unknown stress and pressure! I have a notebook I write out lists, goals, and inspiration I have for the future. I try and write a general goal list, usually broken up by large steps or over long periods of time. Then I try to write out more detailed lists, broken up by small tasks and learning steps to be accomplished over a few weeks time. Seeing the small steps accomplished are a definite confidence boost in continuing to strive towards the ultimate goals.
What have you learned from your own experience when it comes to channeling your energy towards positive growth? I would genuinely love to know.
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Now, off to soak up the weekend sun. xx