If you’re committed to personal growth, you’ll be changing and evolving throughout the course of your life. As you change inwardly, your outward behaviours will change as a result. As you change your habits and outward behaviours, this will lead to inner changes.
At some point, these changes will have an impact on your relationships. While this impact may be subtle at times, it may be quite dramatic in some cases.
As you engage with people, you’ll find that you:
More accepting of others' shortcomings.
You might find yourself becoming more accepting and tolerant of the flaws and weaknesses you observe in other people. As you experience your own growth and gain self-awareness around your own shortcomings, it becomes easier to extend a measure of grace and forgiveness to others as you observe their shortcomings.
At the same time, you might find yourself become less tolerant or accommodating of certain traits and behaviours. This could be due to a shift in your standards or a change in your values. It could also be due the fact you’re more conscious of the harm that can result from such traits and behaviours.
Relationship changes take shape in specific, predictable ways.
As these relationship changes occur, they’re likely to take shape in some specific, predictable ways. There will be times when you’ll get closer to people as you develop deeper, richer, more meaningful bonds with them.
At the same time, there will be times when you find you don't feel as close to some people as you used to, which could lead to a drifting away from some company. You might even feel a distinct need to put some distance between yourself and certain individuals.
You’ll very likely experience a change in who you are attracted to, along with changes in the new relationships you get into. As you grow and your identity evolves, the new connections you form will reflect the new you. For instance, you may be surprised to find yourself building friendships with people you wouldn't have connected with before.
New connections are a reflection of the new you.
Your growth and the changes you make will also have an impact on who you attract and who's drawn to you, resulting in new people entering your life. Ultimately, these new connections are a reflection of the new you, and will contribute to the next leg of your ongoing journey of personal growth.
By making room for these relationship changes, you’ll support and nourish your continued growth. Through these relationship changes and the new relationships you build, your world will expand. You’ll be able to appreciate a broader range of perspectives with increased depth and understanding.
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