We must grow! Feeling our bodies becoming healthier. Feeling our minds expanding. Feeling like we are beating away our fears. These feelings are what I consider growth.
What happens when we do not get this feeling? Well, I can tell you how I feel. Stagnant. Lost. Severe confusion. Then, I fail to act because I have limited fuel to power me. Surprisingly, the feeling of being lost is extremely draining.
How can we overcome this feeling? We must set a new goal we know we can achieve. If you are severely drained, then the goal might have to be extremely easy. For example, going for a walk is a good goal. The walk allows the environment to change and with new stimuli come new thoughts and feelings. Or, writing down the fact you are lost and that you will begin brainstorming ways to get going again is an easy step. Make your goal to choose a goal. A last option might be to make your goal reviewing your goals. Seek the motivation.
The one aspect of goal achieving I largely fail to do is to measure my progress. If you do not measure, then you will not know if you are growing. I am trying to think of ways to measure my goals for students. I am failing in this aspect.
But, now I know my next step!