Noting progress is often about looking at where we started from and seeing where we are right now.
In the field of personal development, however, the distance covered can at times seem negligible. To evaluate progress, it may be more beneficial to measure the success achieved in deepening our understanding of the matter in question.
Exertion without progress is of course quite possible, especially if we are grappling with an issue beyond our comfort zone. In such cases our efforts could provide their own learning, perhaps regarding the need of additional support, time for assimilation, and so forth.
On occasions, our progress from the point of view of others might seem trifling and, if the endeavour results in changes not to their liking, even negative. ‘Saying no’, ‘Trusting our intuition’, and ‘Setting our own agenda’ are just a few areas of development in which progress has the potential to possibly unsettle others close to us.
Yet personal development remains personal. We cannot be responsible for the attitude others have concerning our desire for progress.
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