Growing is Changing

Growing is changing. Changing is growing. If you are not changing, you are not growing. If you are not growing, you are dying. If you are changing, you are growing.

If you are not changing, you are not growing. If you are changing, you are growing.”

In order to grow, you have to do new things. You have to run away from doing the same thing over and over again. You have to meet new people. They will teach you new things. Get out of your comfort zone! People that are constantly growing, hate “status quo”.

If you are growing, you cannot stay in one place. You must be moving.

If you want to grow, professionally and personally, do these things:

  1. Abandon the usual ways of thinking. According to leadership expert, John Maxwell, popular thinking is:
  • Too average to understand the value of good-thinking
  • Too inflexible to realize the impact of changed-thinking
  • Too lazy to master the process of intentional-thinking
  • Too small to see the wisdom of big-picture thinking
  • Too satisfied to unleash the potential of focused-thinking
  • Too traditional to discover the joy of creative-thinking
  • Too naive to recognize the importance of realistic-thinking
  • Too undisciplined to release the power of strategic-thinking
  • Too limiting to feel the energy of possibility-thinking
  • Too trendy to embrace the lessons of reflective-thinking
  • Too shallow to question the acceptance of popular-thinking
  • Too proud to encourage the participation of of shared-thinking
  • Too self-absorbed to experience the satisfaction of unselfish-thinking
  • Too uncommitted to enjoy the return of bottom-line thinking.

Why is popular thinking bad for you? According to John Maxwell, popular thinking is bad because:

  • It means you are not thinking
  • It offers false hope
  • You are slow to embrace change
  • It brings only average results

2) Be curious

3) Meet new people

4) Go to new places

5) Learn about other people

6) Learn new skills. Take new courses.

Finally, John Maxwell writes, “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”