G Letter - WINTER 2017 - Personal Growth Should Be A Lifelong Pursuit

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"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."-- Abraham Maslow

 

Personal growth is the foundation of emotional health and is a vital part of maturation, success and happiness.  Personal growth is an ongoing process that should continue throughout your life not just when you are very young or in school.  Richard Branson said that “every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.”  Becoming a better person not only benefits you it also benefits the people around you as well.

Sometimes other people misinterpret change and growth as a threat and may act as an impediment to your personal development.  Jim Rohn insightfully said that “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  If the people around you aren’t willing to commit to grow with you, it’s time to replace them with those who can.  Cutting back and redefining your relationship is often more productive than cutting people off completely but you can’t afford to allow others to retard your progress.  

Personal growth starts with a positive mental attitude.  This positive mental mindset inspires us, increases our energy level and confidence---it gives us an avenue to become the greatest version of ourselves possible by expanding our awareness of the possibilities and opportunities that surround us every day.