I'm in the middle of a crossroad right now with my computer system. I have been a PC girl since I started using computers at home back in the early 90s. This year, I got a Mac for the first time. It's been an awkward switch for me, and I'm wondering if it was even necessary.
For now, I'm switching back and forth. When something goes wrong on one system, I move to the other. That's not the ideal situation, and eventually I know I'll figure out which way I'll go. But for now, it's the way it's going to be. I'm still able to operate my business and move forward.
My point is this: Even though we talk here a lot about forging new paths and being open to different experiences, and such, there's nothing wrong with sticking to a process if it's working for you.
If you're advancing in your life, your business, your relationships just as you are, you probably need to start sharing your tips. It's only when things slow down or come to a complete stop that it's time to assess the situation. If that's the case, you can begin to take charge of your own thoughts, words and deeds by asking yourself a few questions:
_What happened recently to change progress?
_Is there something I've been avoiding?
_What is missing in my life that I can begin to alter today (spiritually, physically, mentally)?
Otherwise, if the steps you're taking are moving you at a pace that you're comfortable with (even if you suspect others may not be), go with that. Pay attention to that comfort level. We don't always have to think outside the box, as they say, to grow. It's not always necessary to push beyond our limits. Trust that you will know when it's time to change things up.
Until then, if what you're doing is working for you, keep doing it.
Can you recall a time when you pushed yourself unnecessarily? What happened as the result of pushing too hard, trying too hard, or doing something because someone else thought it would be a good idea (even though you were fine the way it was)? Post your story here. Maybe we'll learn something from your experience.