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How can I accelerate my personal growth?
People will always work harder to avoid pain than to gain pleasure. Human beings by default have a self-preservation mode installed. The problem lies in the harmony between desire and action. While it is very easy to take your hand off the stove if you are burning it’s not so easy to sit down and do your homework for 3 hours, even if that presents the possibility of a better future in the end.
We love – Now – Reward,   We hate, tomorrow, next week or next Month Reward
People will always tell you: Do what you love! – But that just means being unfair with yourself.
Doing only the stuff you love doesn’t bring true self-awareness, fulfillment and it makes you hooked on the result. You don’t experiment anymore. You are not challenged. You don’t grow. You don’t become better. You are just stuck in this pool of self-indulgence, you become disconnected with the outer world.
Some people want to become famous artists and make a gazillion dollars, but then they hate the idea of working on their art in every awake moment. Especially if they have a job, they will always find an excuse to postpone because they are tired or something similar. They are just hooked on the result, but can’t go through the daily struggle.
Some people want to have the perfect body but then they hate the idea of going to the gym 5 times a week and eating healthy.
Doing the things, you don’t like is what improves yourself. It will develop your critical thinking, it will teach you to delay gratification, it will teach you patience and also how to be grounded in the present.
2. Peter 2:5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are short-sighted or blind….
By the natural how many people or who you know likes to “Endure patience”? Self-Control? “Love everyone” ?
Don’t live your life by your “feelings”
“especially in service to the Lord”  

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