If someone was a teenager and hadn’t grown since they were 10yrs old, there could be a chance for alarm. It’s so easy to see issues of growth physically but most people aren’t looking for growth internally. Learning is an area in someones life that they don’t have limitations. I know that if I wanted to get ripped physically I would eventually plateau. Each of us has a DNA that limits us to certain potential levels physically. On the contrary, you can be a life long learner. The problem that most people, me included at a point, encounter is useless learning.
I hope that you have a way to measure your growth and a mentor to keep stretching your thinking. A mentor is someone that is much better than you at the thing you are trying to get better at. Many times you shouldn’t even understand the level of thinking the mentor is expressing, because they are talking from a whole different vantage point. Everyone that achieves greatness refers back to someone who really stretched them at one point. The worst part of that is they know that it took someone to help them get to that level of success and sometimes they won’t reach for the next mentor. For example, John Wooden always talks about his father who set the bar very high in his life. John Wooden became a historical icon.
In Hebrews 5:12- It sums it up.
12For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13[For every one that useth milk ] is[ unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.] 14[But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, ] even[ those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
I take this as, over time we should become more proficient at what we are doing. I remember hearing Orrin Woodward say that many people have one year of experience thirty times, instead of thirty years of experience. I want to encourage you to dig into your own growth and gain some ground. Find someone to stretch you and help you achieve what you want to.
Here’s to your growth,