As we grow and evolve, our goals and plans shift, too. And sometimes, it’s hard to know in which direction we’re moving. But there are a few signs that you’re on a path of positive growth and development. Here’s how to recognize the signs you’re evolving as a person:
You lose interest in negativity
Maybe you used to let other people’s negativity get under your skin. Maybe you used to have limiting beliefs about yourself. A sign of positive development is when you’ve built awareness around the things that weigh you down. The people, things, and thought patterns that once held you back have now taken a backseat. You realize that your attitude is your own responsibility. And finally, you’re able to cultivate more positive relationships with the people and things around you.
You don’t care as much about what others think
You’re more discriminatory when it comes to what opinions you internalize. In other words, you know how to distinguish between constructive criticism and useless chatter. Not everyone knows your story, and that’s okay. You know that ultimately, your life is your own, and that other people’s judgments say a lot more about them than they do about you.
You’re not afraid to try new things
So what if you fail? You know that the only way you can succeed is by allowing yourself to be a beginner. You allow yourself to fall and get back up, time and time again. Whether it’s picking up a new hobby or facing your deepest fear, you know that the only way to grow is to step out of your comfort zone.
You let go of labels
You’re no longer interested in putting yourself, or others, in a box. You’ve learned to accept your quirks, your strengths, and your weaknesses. You know that there’s more to all of us than meets the eye. You’ve let go of harsh judgement of yourself, which allows you to fully accept yourself as well as others.
You stop comparing yourself
You understand that everyone is on a different path in life. Comparison and imitation is a waste of time. You are not motivated by the need to impress. And you know that , if you think about it, not everything needs to be compared, anyway.
The path to growth isn’t linear, and we’ll always have ups and downs. But these are sure signs that you’re starting to really come into your own in life. ♡ I’d love to know if you can relate, and what your thoughts are on this!