3 Essential Qualities You Need for Your Growth Journey

Before a seed can bear its fruit, it must be planted and go through a process of growth. Likewise, to produce “fruit” and contribute to the extent you’re meant to contribute, you must go through a process of growth. The more you grow, the more you’re apt to contribute effectively.

Turns out, that personal growth isn’t automatic. Although life has its ways to teach you life lessons, if you want to grow exponentially, you must be intentional about your growth.

Growth is a lifelong journey. You must never leave that journey because you never arrive at a final destination.

Great results call for great growth. And if you aspire to achieve great results in your life, you must embark on your growth journey. And there are three essential qualities you need for your journey.

1. Humility

Before you can benefit from your life experience and engage in the journey of growth, you must recognize that you don’t know everything, that you’re not good at everything, that you’re not strong in all the areas of your life. Acknowledging you still have a lot to learn demands humility.

This may seem a given, but it’s not. Some people never, once they’ve completed their school, think they’ve arrived and thus have nothing else useful to learn. Even when they keep banging their heads against the wall, they fail to recognize that life is trying to teach them a lesson; they believe that something is wrong with everyone and everything else but not with them. And because of this attitude, they stunt their growth.

No matter your level of success, you’ve not arrived yet. There’s room for growth in your life. And if you don’t have the humility to see it, you won’t engage in the process of growth. Humility puts you in the right frame of mind to seize the growth opportunities that come your way.

2. Discipline

Without discipline, you can’t achieve anything significant, and that goes for your personal growth.

You need the discipline to change your habits, mindsets, and attitudes. You need the discipline to learn new skills, develop your talents, and maximize your potential. You need the discipline to manage your time, your relationships, and money.

Steady growth demands consistent work. In fact, to grow, you must discipline yourself to do the work—consistently. You can’t grow an area of your life by working on it inconsistently. Like building muscle, you must train, consistently, until you see the “fruits” of your work. If you start and stop and start and stop, you’ll produce little results.

3. Perseverance

The growth journey brings its ups and downs. It filled with challenging moments. But it’s no reason to quit.

Your growth journey isn’t easy. Sometimes, it feels like you’re taking one step forward and two steps back. Significant growth comes with growing pains. And you must push through the pain if you want to enjoy the results.

Resistance produces growth. When your muscles ache, you know that your workout is producing results.

Most of your growth will happen when you stretch beyond your comfort zone. When the going gets tough, resist the urge to beat a retreat and return to your comfort zone. Persevere and stay the course.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.