Introspection and Growth

For the past few months I've come to realize that I'm "stuck" in life. I've been living more in a survival mode, not really improving, not really looking or going through self-growth

Today I had a call with Sibelius and it served much more like and wake up call than anything else.

Reminded me of things I used to think about, but somehow it got lost on the way.

There's no silver bullet, there's no magic solution. Most of it is already there. Maybe not an exact solution to your exact problem, but the framework that can help you build the path to solve your problem is out there somewhere. Be it through books, videos, blog posts or whatever, the source doesn't matter.

Most of the times, you know this, you've already consumed this content, this tip, this advice, but no action was taken.

That illustrates my case.

I know what to do. I know what I'm not doing. The only thing left is, action, proactivity, become less reactive. Seek more and more.

There are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you realize why you are at this specific point in your life.

What am I currently doing that I shouldn't be doing?

What can I start doing?

What can I do differently?

Am I in the right place? If no, why not? If yes, what brought you here and where do you want to go next?

Am I working in the role I want to? In the company I want? People who are where I want to be? What do they do? Can I do the same, or similar?

What more can I do? Don't ask if you can do more, the answer most of the times is YES anyways

Take more risks.

Bring more responsibility to yourself.

Solve more problems.

Learn a bit everyday, if you're not learning, you're not growing. Expose yourself to learning opportunities. Stretch your capabilities. Do what you don't know how to in the first place.