Automatic Growth

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How’s this for irony? I skipped my morning routine to write a book on the importance of having a morning routine.

Doh!

It’s so easy to slip up.

Even when we know exactly what we need to do to stay on course, we very simply just don’t do it – a universal flaw coded into our DNA.

Perhaps, as humans, we’re hard-wired to survive more than to grow. Perhaps, SURVIVAL is a necessity and GROWTH is a luxury – an antiquated blueprint, for sure, that may have been good for amoebas and monkeys but not so much for the thinking person. Not for us.

A note to the Original Architect: Survival is not enough.

Growth must be interlinked with Survival because in seeking to better ourselves, we enrich our minds, bodies, and souls. We think ahead to who we need to be. We strive, we struggle, and we become.

I wish the drive for Growth was automatic. I really do.

Sure, I’d have to get a new job – who needs a coach when you’re movin’ and groovin’ on your own! – but I could look around and see people self-actualizing all around me, like flowers blooming in fast forward, beauty manifesting in double time.

So much progress! So many smiles, people satisfied with their bodies, keeping company with their own mind, building incredible things, no longer threatened, no longer fearful, no longer critical, because every day is a step forward, which makes tomorrow exciting and worth sticking around for…

Alas, Growth is not automatic. We got Free Will instead.

Womp womp.

It’s a constant struggle. We have to set the stage for Growth, lay down the topsoil, drop the seeds, water the ground. The flowers don’t come on their own. Maybe that’s why we think they’re so beautiful.

And with that, if you’ll excuse me, I have something I need to get to.

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