Personal development is for the ambitious. The people ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired’. You seek elevation. Les Brown’s "if you can look up, you can get up’ is your favorite quote.
You gain insight on how and why your thoughts control your future. You can’t stop reading articles pertaining to the subconscious and conscious mind. The information is incredible and you work hard to control your thoughts.
You hear the negative noise. You’re adamant in controlling them with a mental quarantine. You go for first place now instead of second. It makes you cringe not to give a great effort with your endeavors.
Why should I settle? Why are my family and friends settling? Your high standards are commendable. Go for the top spot. Be the best. But guess what? There’s a dark side to personal development.
It’s the fact that you can’t go back to being the person you were. You can, but you won’t feel right. Your previous mindset and actions don’t serve you anymore. You’re going to be very very uncomfortable because you’ve gained awareness which means you know and understand what you’re doing.
You know the science behind it. The joy isn’t there anymore when you engage in the process or habit. Even if you’re trying to be cool with your family and friends. You’re on another level and you have to get accustomed to it.
Because if you don’t it will hurt you mentally and spiritually. God holds you accountable for your new knowledge. And people can tell that you’ve changed. You still want things to stay the same.
You miss your conversations, but when you try engaging in the trademark discussions you get bored or an argument begins. I’ve been in this boat. I’ve had arguments with friends and family over their mindset.
Asking them, “how could you say that?” or “what you’re saying doesn’t make sense”. And I would try bringing them into a new way of thinking. It doesn’t work all the time because some people get defensive.
The relationship inevitably disintegrates. If you don’t want to lose what you have, then stay the same. But you’ll regret it.