Monday, August 20, 2012

If We Are Not Growing, Then We Are Dying

Most parents agree that if their child’s development, whether it be physically, emotionally or intellectually, did not advance as hoped or considered “normal”, then they would grow concerned and would seek out an expert to help understand why and to outline a plan of corrective action if possible.

I find it intriguing that as we progress to adulthood that we don’t hold ourselves to a similar standard of development.

I would think that if we are not constantly attempting to improve ourselves intellectually, emotionally, physically, spiritually and collaboratively then alarm bells should be sounding off that our development is off track and needs to be reviewed with an eye towards improving our results.

But for some reason, our standards are lowered once a child has made the safe passage to adulthood.

I wonder why.

After all, our ability to be impactful is often much more significant when we are adults and in a world with ever increasing needs and demands, the call for us to be the best we can be is stronger than ever.

The only way this can be accomplished is to make sure that we are growing in as many areas of our Life as possible.

The upside with this as an adult is that we have much more control over our lives then we did as children.

Unfortunately, having more control over our lives is also a downside if we are not fully engaged in being the best that we can be.

In business, we say that if our business is not growing then it is dying.

How many of us can say that we are growing daily (outside of just weight gain)?

Equally important, how many of us are also helping others to grow personally and professionally to the best of our ability (and theirs)?

How do you know?

If not, what’s holding you back?

In service and servanthood,


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