A word that society doesn’t seem to like or support.
A politician can’t change their views on a certain topic.
An expert in their field gets put down for changing their opinion on a specific theory or belief.
A family member gets chastised for no longer wanting to do the same unhealthy behaviors over and over.
A coworker becomes isolated for no longer wanting to join the rest for happy hour.
You can change for the better or worse, but I want to focus on positive changes.
Growing or evolving are words I think of when it comes to positive change.
Why is it that most people around you will do everything they can to prevent you from evolving?
In most cases I believe it is because it shines a light on their own life and reminds them that they are still dealing with the same crap they have been dealing with a decade prior.
Evolving can be a lonely road.
That is one of the biggest reasons why making healthy changes isn’t as hard as keeping those healthy changes up for a lifetime.
We have a dozen different anchors (society, family, certain friends, jobs) that keep pulling us down.
How do we combat this?
We need to distance ourselves and drop some of those anchors in our life.
We also need to put on additional life vests.
What do I mean by that?
We need to fill our life with certain people, books, podcasts, courses, and communities that are all striving to evolve together and support each other in that process.
So if you are feeling lonely in your journey to evolving to a fitter, healthier, and happier person, you must start to cut some of your anchors and find a community or two of people who would like to hand you a life vest and do life together in an ever evolving way.