Our efforts to conceptualize "something better - something sanctified" all depend on what you think you see. If you look at the word growth and immediately assume that in order to honor the limits to growth you must be restrictive, you're probably missing the opportunity to maximize your participation towards progress.
What I am seeing with entrepreneurs who are rising to the occasion is an expansion in their mindset. An existential growth, first as leaders. An experience of growing beyond what they thought was possible for their companies previously, including new flexible working arrangements, new opportunities to scale back to a 4 day work week, a broader diversification of their workforce, an increased offering in wages and benefits, and a conservation of material resources.
What's interesting about each of these initiatives that break the scarcity mentality we have suffered under, is that each requires us to grow as leaders. You cannot scale back your workweek without scaling up your companies infrastructure to support it. You cannot scale back your rigid in-person working structure without scaling up your capacity for transparency and training. You cannot grow your wages and benefits without first mastering your financial wellbeing. You cannot create a culture of true diversity, equity, and inclusion without growing your own self-awareness and self-acceptance as a leader. And you cannot strategically conserve material resources without growing your awareness of new techniques, technologies, and tools within your trade.
Let's check the record now: the limits to growth are no longer deniable. No matter how small we think our reach is, the thinking that got us here will not get us to where one day we will all be free. We must each grow. It won't take long, you can't go wrong!
(Each Prince song used! 🎶)