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Access Point: Nobody Said It Was Easy

"When it comes to experiencing personal growth, "good" and "easy" are not barometers of success. They are usually indicators of avoidance, resistance, and denial."

- James McPartland


Access Point: Nobody Said It Was Easy | Blog post by James McPartland | Speaker, Author, Executive Coach


When it comes to implementing change and moving from where we are to where we want to be, they call it "growing pains" for good reason. Real growth requires a certain level of discomfort.


The path from good to great to genius is a mountain with no top. If we seek to be truly authentic on our journey, we must be on alert for our tendency to slip into avoidance, resistance, or denial-- these are pit-stops we must not sit in for too long. Resting on our laurels in these danger zones can cause us to believe that downhill will feel good, be easy, and maybe even that we’ve arrived or have already been to the top.


I’ve experienced the pursuit of mastery to be simultaneously fulfilling and frustrating. We must consistently strive to advance our climb, even though we never arrive.


So keep on the climb, friend, remembering to spur one another along with you. It won’t always be easy, but if you’ll find gratitude for the journey, you’ll find it is always worth the effort.