Using Personal Growth Seasons To Propel You To Prosperity

Yesterday was October 1st. The start of the 4 quarter of the year and a week into the fall season. I started my fourth quarter by participating in the Tri-2B-Tuff challenge (Three 1/2 marathons in 90 days). This first race was the Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon. This is my second time running this race, and I found it to be a greater challenge than the previous time (even though I’m in better shape). While struggling through the race, I did some introspective work. I discovered that although I had the energy to perform better, there was something missing…DRIVE. I was not driven to perform at my best. I realize everyone has their “bad days,” but it was more than that for me. So, I decided the look for the lesson in my journey to the finish line, and that’s when it came to me. Back my very first post of the year Live for the Journey, not the Destination I highlighted 4 key areas the navigate you to your personal calling: Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical pillars.

The epiphany I had during the race was the concept of Personal Growth Seasons and how these pillars function as the four divisions of it. So for me, I discovered that I’m currently in the Mental Season and my physical experience supported that. This does not mean I’m not going to continue with my 90 day running challenge, I fully intend to achieve this goal. The difference is I’m clear that the physical is not in peak season and the core of my energy and drive is not going in that direction. Below is a graphical representation of what the Personal Growth Seasons look like for me:

Personal Growth Seasons


About Garrick Gibson
Garrick Gibson, an alumnus of Florida A and M University is an HBCU advocate, designer, marathoner and blogger at HBCU Lifestyle. His passion for healthy living and raising college-bound children has led him to co-found HBCU Lifestyle, and inspire students and parents to preserve the HBCU tradition.

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