It’s important to keep an open mind.
But there are some things we know about ourselves almost instinctively. Things that we’re drawn towards, that make us feel better. These take us in the direction that we want to go. They make us come alive.
We can identify these things and take note.
We can also recognise things that hold us back. The things that feel counter-productive, that cause distress. These aren’t a true representation of our character.
However we have to be careful about how we categorise and how we draw the line.
Some things actually make us worse. And some merely provide temporary discomfort. That position of discomfort is actually the greatest opportunity for personal growth. The value comes in overcoming our initial trepidation.
And some of the things we think we enjoy are in reality simply pacifying us and hindering our growth.
So think critically about how you choose to spend your time.
Is what you’re doing making you better? Or is it making you worse?