Stages of your own evolution

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Stages of your own evolution

I had my Christmas night out last night with my workplace and since I haven't
had a drink for 4 months or so I was feeling a little drunk after 2 or 3 drinks. I
kept on drinking in the hope that I would become a little less self conscious
about the fact that I was getting drunk. However this did not work and
I felt even more self conscious, particularly because the boss was there and
was not drinking. I couldn't get out of that place in my head so
I decided to go home early, around 11.30pm. Anybody that knew me in the
past would know that this is not me at all and I would be the one suggesting
to go on to a nightclub at 2am in the morning, singing and dancing all the
way there.

stages_of_your_evolutionAs I tend to do when I have been out on a night out with the workplace I go
over the events in my head. I came to the conclusion that I am just not
that person anymore. It's another stage in my evolution, but rather
than accept this stage I found it was quite sad to let it go and upon a bit
of introspection it was because it had served me so well in the past. Now,
this might sound all a bit serious thinking, after all it was a Christmas night
out. It was just one of those realisation moments when I knew I had moved
on from a stage in my life.

I thought about this in the morning (this morning) when I woke up and thought
about the stages of our evolution. I thought it would be a good exercise
to try and think about the stages of my evolution.

Various theories of stages of development

From an Erikson
psychosocial point of view
I would have reached the Generativity stage
of my own evolution, from a spiritual point of view, according to Scott
M Peck
, I have reached stage 3 or 4 of my spiritual evolution, from a Freudian sexual
point of view
I have reached"¦"¦. who knows! The one I was
interested in was the ego stage and according to Loevingers
ego development stages
I have probably reached the Conscientious and
Individualistic stage. In James
Fowler's stages of faith development
I have reached stage 5 "“ Conjunctive
faith. I thought looking at these stages of development was useful
as a loose guide and of course that's what all these theories are;
loose guides. They are useful for thinking about yourself and how far
you have travelled in your life so far.

I know I have moved on in all areas of my life and sometimes it can be sad
sometimes joyful but most of the time it is exciting. I am excited by
life , excited for the future and hope you find some use with the above links.


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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.