To experience growth daily,there are certain important steps you need to take.
1. Answer The Question:What Is My Potential?
The greatest handicap a person has is not realizing his potential.What dreams do you have that are waiting to be fulfilled? What gifts and talents lies within you that are dying to be drawn out and developed? The gap between your vision and your present reality can only be filled through a commitment to maximize your potential.
2. Make A Commitment To Change
Author William Feather said, “The only thrill worthwhile is the one which comes from making something out of yourself.” To make something out of yourself, you need to be willing to change,for without change there can be no growth.The problem most people have is that they want things to stay the same yet also get better. Obviously, this can’t happen.If you truly want to grow,then commit yourself to not only accepting change,but seeking it.
3. Set Growth Goals
As you plan your growth,it will benefit you greatly to be focused. Peter Drucker said, “The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly but that they occasionally do a few things well.The only thing which is universal is incompetence. Strenght is always specific.
Now,when considering priorities, I urge you to focus your priorities in three main areas: requirement, return,and reward. You should use same criteria for your personal growth.Focus on growing in your area of greatest strenght,not your weaknesses.And grow in areas that will add value to you personally and professionally.
4.Learn To Enjoy The Journey
If you are going to spend a lengthy time learning something,then you had better learn to like it. If the destination appeals to you,but you cannot enjoy the journey it takes to get there,you would be wise to reexamine your priorities to ensure you have them right.
5. Put Yourself In A Growth Environment
I have been told that certain species of fish will grow according to the size of their environment.Put them in a tiny aquarium and they remain small even at adulthood.Release them into a huge natural body of water,and they grow to their intended size.People are similar. If they live in a harsh and limiting environment,they stay small.But put them someplace that encourages growth and they will expand to reach their potential.