“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
Each month, I set aside a chunk of time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I want to be more intentional in my personal development this year, and posting each month serves as a way to help keep me accountable. If you have any big lessons you learned this past month, feel free to share them in the comments!
Here are three big lessons I learned this past month:
- Relationships aren’t static and that’s okay. It’s important to invest in the people in your life, but expect those relationships to continue change. The other people will change, circumstances will change, needs will change, and you will change, bringing people closer together or farther apart. Embrace that, don’t try to fight it or feel guilty about it.
- Along similar lines, detachment can be a healthy thing to practice. Not in a “I don’t care about anything” way, but rather learning to let go of personal expectations in favor of a calling beyond yourself. “Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” – Colossians 3:1-2.
- Be fearless. What’s the worst thing that could happen if you face your fears? Seriously. Speaking out and naming your fears and what the possible consequences are can help you see them in a littler clearer light and make it easier to face them.
What has March taught you? I’d love to hear how you are growing!