For my fellow vampire movie fans, you’ll appreciate the Silver Bullet analogy. As you know, for those tasked with eliminating the pesky blood-suckers, the Silver Bullet was one sure way of solving the problem…immediately.
For those outside the world of legend, we still value the idea of a silver bullet. It’s why we want diet pills. The reason self-help tips are so popular. And one of the driving forces behind materialism. We want it fixed, and we want the one sure-fire trick to making it happen NOW.
However, when it comes to growing and developing in our abilities and talents, there’s no one-shot solution. Rather, it’s the culmination of many small decisions and adjustments. The trick is to never stop adjusting. Our comfort zone is incredibly powerful; it can blind us to our own need to improve. But we must become accustomed to living outside the comfort zone. It’s the only sure fire way to experience growth.