Growing

by Motivation on April 25, 2017

lemon-tree-container-11-550x830A few months ago my cousin returned from a weekend away with some of her closest friends and when I asked her how it was, she said, “It was perfect.” I asked what made it perfect, she said, “We’re all still growing.”  “Still growing” was the equivalent of perfect. I couldn’t agree more.

This is the time of year when things grow right before our eyes. I have a lemon tree and I realized in December it didn’t look as robust as the lemon trees I was seeing in pictures. Some of the leaves were turning brown and there weren’t as many lemons popping up. My lemon tree wasn’t growing the way it should.

When I researched the problem I discovered it needed more direct sun than I was giving it and that when I watered it, I needed to saturate the soil a few inches down. So I have started loosening up the soil before watering and moved the plant into direct sun.

The change in only a month with the new location and new watering routine is remarkable. More buds for leaves and even a few flower buds!

It’s growing!

That’s how we grow. We replant. Look at things from a different perspective and change the way we take in physical and mental nourishment.  Consider the proverbial leaves on your tree. Do you feel the way you want to feel? Are new things coming out of you? Are you feeling you could grow faster?

Communication is the first place we can start to uncover all the ways we can grow.
Start by asking yourself…

Am I communicating in a way that makes it easy for people to communicate with me? Am I communicating in ways that express my wants & needs? Am I communicating in a way that has a positive effect on those in both my professional and personal life?

With clients in my Communcations Training we focus on:

  • What to say
  • How to speak up
  • When to listen

You know you’re on the path to growing when…

  • You speak of plans, not excuses
  • You have realizations, not regrets
  • You understand where you’ve been and regularly make room for where you are going.

My cousin discovered this perfect moment while she was with friends she loved on a vacation together. This is a signal that sometimes we need to get out of our space to re-discover what is growing. You can find the better place to grow within yourself. You don’t need to buy anything or even move much.  Your version of perfect (like my cousin’s) may be closer than you thought.

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