Since birth, we’re given structures to develop and grow within. Parents, teachers, and coaches impart their knowledge and wisdom and we become a reflection of their teachings. A big part of how we change and evolve lies in mimicking, and if we’re lucky, we encounter good role models.
As adults, we’re largely on our own. While we still have structure at work—bosses and deadlines—we also have the gift of freedom to become exactly what we want to be outside of it. But many of us don’t take this opportunity, especially in the area of lifestyle. We can choose not to challenge ourselves or change for the better, feeling that decline is inevitable. At work if you fail, you will be fired, but who is going to fire you when it comes to a futile lifestyle? If you’re not growing then maybe you need to fire yourself, to replace the old, outdated “self.”