Growth is hard but necessary when you’ve outgrown your life. It can be scary and requires you to stretch yourself into the unfamiliar. It demands that you take risks by leaving the known and comfortable behind. It also requires that you make yourself vulnerable because there can be a failure with any type of growth.
It can be downright terrifying to leave your old life behind BUT the alternative is even scarier because staying stagnant is soul-crushing. When you know you’re meant for more but choose to stay where you’re at it leads to an unfulfilling life!
Here’s a scary thought:
Use that thought as a catalyst to push you through the fear of growth.
Here are 5 BIG signs you’ve outgrown your life…
You have a constant feeling of discontent
You’ve outgrown your life when you start feeling consistent dissatisfaction with it. It’s a huge sign if you were previously content with the same circumstances. Maybe your current life no longer challenges you in the way it once did – maybe you’ve expanded your comfort zone? Feeling discontentment with your life is no way to live. Listen to that inner voice telling you it’s time to make changes and grow. A good question to ask yourself when you feel discontent is “What would make me happy and excited in my life right now?”. When you’re feeling down it’s easy to focus on what you don’t like about your life so asking yourself thought-provoking questions is key!
You have new goals that are vastly different than your current life
Having goals and working toward them is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself, but if your new goals would totally change the course of your life, you’ve likely outgrown your life.
You fantasise about having a different life
If you’re constantly daydreaming about the way you wish your life was, that’s a sure sign you’ve outgrown your life. If you were obsessed with the life you have then you wouldn’t be consistently envisioning a different one. Maybe you think about living in a new city, having a new job, having different relationships, and / or new hobbies. Recognise that you’ve outgrown your life and make those daydreams a reality!
I am currently living the life I once dreamt of, with the guidance of God / Universe / Higher Power, my commitment and hard work, it happened – even better than I envisioned. Now, I am in the process of daydreaming the next phase of my life – and it’s going to be ongoing!
“When it’s time for something new, you will feel it. You will feel a desire to let go, to shed layers, to move, to re-create. You will know because there will be subtle shifts all around you. You will release the old because you are really clearing the path for what’s ahead. Trust the process.”
You feel like you’re going through the motions
If you wake up every day with zero enthusiasm and move throughout the day on autopilot, you’re ready for huge life changes. I’ve had points in my life where I was just getting through the day simply existing, It’s not only a horrible, unhappy, unfulfilled and a frustrating way to live. Don’t accept a mundane life for yourself. Make the changes necessary to get excited about your days!
“Feeling lost, confused and disconnected (which I do a few times throughout the year) means that you’re moving, growing and expanding. Confusion often precedes a level of self-assuredness, focus and determination that you’ve never experienced before. The universe is rearranging for you, and when you quantum leap, the universe acts fast to rearrange your current reality so everything falls into place.”
Your vision board is 100% unrelated to any part of your current life
This was a huge eye-opener for me. When I created my vision board (see below) in the New Year it was TOTALLY different than the life I am living. I have since begun to take steps to make my vision board my reality.
What does your vision board look like? Is it TOTALLY different than your current life? If so, you’ve likely outgrown your life. What can you do to start making your vision board a reality? Recognise that you’ve outgrown your life and start working toward creating a life you love rather than envying others.