Abraham Maslow once said:
“You will either step forward into growth or step backward into safety.
Personal growth means reaching out toward a valued higher destination, overcoming obstacles on the way, and learning in the process. Learning is like rowing upstream and if you stop, you go backwards, because the flow of life never stops offering new challenges, new opportunities.
Change is inevitable, but “personal growth” is a choice. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are that you will fall into someone else’s plan, and guess what they have landed for you? Not much. In essence, be yourself and permit me to quote Socrates:
“Man know thy self, an unexamined life is not worth living”. On the process of self discovery, personal growth is already taking place and by this you’ll save yourself from many problem.
Why copy other people style when you have your style? It is expedient for you to know that the design of a close friend is not the design given to you. Be yourself and stick to what works for you. Through this, personal growth will take place.
Truth can be staring you in the face but you did now recognize it because of those assumptions you forgot you made. In addition, removing the cobwebs is easier said than done, of course. Because so much is invested in those old beliefs. But it’s never too late to change the programming imprinted in childhood, carried in our genes or derived from previous lives.
Do not do tomorrow what you can do today, because there are lot of “ifs” attached to tomorrow.
If you feel the need to forgive, forgive today.
If you feel the need to risk, risk today.
If you feel the need to apologise, apologise today.
If you feel the need to love someone, love them today.
If you feel the need to create something, create something today.
If you do this there will be no conflict within, you will grow in spirit because you will be your true authentic self and living at full potential. Life itself is said to be full of moments, therefore do only what is worthwhile, and let go of inconsequential blabbing.
High Values offer Broad Vision. Broad Vision gives rise to Burning Desire. Burning Desire leads to Focused Intent. Focused Intent stimulates Committed Action. Then the details are arranged by the creator.~ AJI (2016).
Finally, the real potential of in-depth living requires involvement, by recognizing a need, overcoming fear and taking responsibility. Watching from the sidelines does not achieve worthwhile goals and provides little fulfillment. To turn our lives around, we need to build up our capabilities, to increase our knowledge and gain skills. If our goal is clear and worthwhile, to transform our lives, this self-directed education is just part of the fun.
By: Aguaze Joshua Idahosa. Popularly known as (AJI), 300 Level, Department of Social Work. AJI is a Statistician, Writer, Motivational. Speaker, Curious, Still and Ever Learning….
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