Truth Byte #57
“Change and growth are different things.”
The one constant in life is change. Kids grow taller, wear and tear impacts our highways, and our bodies age. Change happens with the passage of time. It’s just Nature’s law. However, change does not necessarily predict growth, especially when it comes to people.
Let me tell you a little story. I know someone who tries new things all the time. She moves from this project to that project and has a lot of fun doing it. Downside: she is still telling me the same stories about how “life is so hard” that she was telling me fifteen years ago.
Lots of changes, little growth.
Here’s another one. I had a client who had seen over five therapists in the last ten years. Before he met me, he had tried whatever they taught him, attempting to implement all the homework and self-reflection he could. Every month he was reading a new book about personal development. Downside: he was still stuck in the same cycle of one failed relationship after another. Lots of change, not much growth.
Why does this happen?