In my experience I’ve found my most significant personal growth opportunities came when I was least expecting them. Moreover, they often came when I was at my busiest.
Either God is sadistic or there is a principle hidden from sight that could usefully be uncovered and brought to light through a focused consideration. I suspect it is the latter, so my hope this morning is that I can brush off this little understood yet frequently manifesting principle so that you might be able to move more gracefully in relation to it when it comes into play.
Consider this: the best time to take on more responsibility may well be when you feel you are operating at full capacity. Why, you ask? Excellent question. Allow me to explain.
For starters, the demands of the new responsibility will force you to put that which you were doing up to that point into perspective. Secondly, the looming responsibility will compel you to re-prioritize and then delegate, suspend or even discontinue those duties which consume your time with little return.
There is, of course, a natural limit to what you can take on, but that line is a shifting one. As you grow in wisdom and stature you should rightly be in position to handle a perpetually growing field of responsibility.
Unfortunately, the only alternative to growth is decay. There is no stasis. You are always setting the conditions for one or the other to occur in and around you.
What will it be?