Trading growth for sympathy?

Maintaining the status quo rarely leads to growth.

Neither does recycling old thoughts.

If you want to grow, consider solving problems, taking on the right challenges, conversations with competent people, engaging in deep study, deliberate practice and so on.

A lot of people take the approach to duck, bend or maneuver around a problem or a challenge to avoid the work involved in handling it.

Sometimes, they even throw up their hand and show their helplessness. They attract sympathy for sure if their “narrative of excuses” is compelling.

In other words, they get by unscathed.

Only in the short-term.

For sure, with that approach they ordered a future “package of suffering” for avoiding their own growth when such opportunities were presented to them.

It’s just not worth it.

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