|James||# Posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:51 am|
One thing to keep in mind is that we all go through peaks and valleys, that’s life. It is not one nice straight line up. That said, I’ve found that once you “begin the journey,” you’re on that ride for life. You may find yourself in a rut from time to time, but there’s no going back now.
The thing about the human mind is, it’s very adaptable, and what’s exciting and novel now will eventually lose its shine and seem dull and ordinary after a while. Again, that’s just human nature. There’s times where I feel like I’ve take “two steps back” only to realize I’m still thinking the same way I was, its just that I’ve grown accustomed to it so I don’t even notice I’m doing it sometimes. It’s just normal.
The good news is, eventually something will come along to shake your foundation again and awaken those new and novel feelings of excitement and growth. Stagnation is not a bad thing, it is needed to contrast the highs of that growth. Without it, growth would be meaningless. I suppose that is the ultimate irony, that without stagnation, growth itself would become stagnant and meaningless. You need both to make the other possible.