What does Evolve mean to me? It must mean something pretty important since it is the name of my company right? I am not sure when it first came to mind but when I was doing some work developing my core desired feelings (how I want to feel every day) over a year ago, evolve came to my mind constantly. Evolve is defined as"develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form"and that is exactly what I strive for each and every day. I am always striving to learn more... to be more... physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
What I love about this word and it's definition is that it helped me realize that I don't need to make huge changes to be happy and feel like I am progressing in my life. I am a perfectionist and tend to be an all or nothing kind of girl at times. In the past, if I could not get something just right the first time then I would just not do it at all and then I would beat myself up about it. Well, that did not work, I was not happy. My life is not perfect, no ones is. So why did I expect myself to be perfect in order to feel successful? What is perfection anyway? I am really not looking for perfection, I am looking for evolution. I want to know that what I am doing each day is making me a better person.
Life is full of change. Change is happening all around us and we do not always have control of the change. We do however have control of how we handle the change. How we handle change makes us the people we are. Whether a change is perceived as good or bad, I strive to make the change work for me. How do I do this? I EVOLVE!
I am in charge of my life and want to always be moving onward and upward. I am not going to let my life happen to me. By evolving through changes, I learn from my past and make simple changes that help to propel me forward. Live and learn, right? The key is to take what you learn and put it into action. Make the change work for you! Don't stay stagnant!
In reality, changes done gradually will stick. And when new habits stick they can take you to the next level. For example, 5 minutes of meditation time in the morning helped me to feel so much more focused and alive than I had previously. For years I told myself "I can't meditate" because I was thinking I had to have the perfect spot in my home and be completely zen in order to meditate. That is so far from the truth! Once I met myself where I was at and just spent a few minutes meditating, my life started to move in the right direction. Then gradually over time I added a few more minutes then a few more. Now I am at about 20 minutes in the morning and 10-20 minutes at night (most nights). This has helped me tremendously but it didn't happen overnight. It all started from just a few minutes and evolved from there....
There are so many things you can do to evolve and take yourself to the next level and they do not have to all be at once. Meet yourself where you are at, take small steps and develop them gradually. When you consistently make those steps you will progress in a forward direction. You will evolve into a more complex person, mind, body and soul.
To me, Evolving is taking those little steps every day to take yourself to the next level. What do you do each day to take yourself to the next level?
What does Evolve mean to you?