When we were young our parents would measure our growth. We are now taller than last spring. We can now do the alphabet, etc.
As we get older no one seems to keep track of our growth, including ourselves. Somehow we stopped thinking about our own development and growth.
I am a big fan of the author/speaker, John C. Maxwell. He talks about the fact that people can become so goal oriented that they lose sight of their growth. When they strive to achieve something and then actually get what they wanted, it doesn’t fulfill them. If they focused on their personal growth they are likely to be more complete.
The philosophy of growth is simple. You must stretch yourself and think more, do more and be more. “Grow” is define as: “to increase in size by a natural process. To expand or gain.”
We can grow in many different ways:
Read more books.
Take up a new hobby.
Spend time with interesting people.
Attend a seminar.
….the list is endless.
Growing is easy for some and not so easy for others. But why? Are they afraid? Do they lack purpose? ( Why do I need to grow?)
“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John C. Maxwell.
To Grow or not to Grow….that is the question.
“Connecting the dots of life’s Journey.”