Why You Must Participate in Your Personal Growth

You’re designed to grow. Physically, you start as a small baby, and during most of your childhood and teenage years, you grow until you reach your set height. Mentally, barring unfortunate events that damage your brain, you continue to grow for most of your life. Only, during your later years does your brain slow down. Spiritually, you can grow until your last breath; there’s no limit time limit to that growth.

For most of your life, you can continue to grow as a person: you can continue to learn; you can continue to challenge yourself to be better and to do more; you can continue to tap into your God-given potential; you can continue to tackle greater and bigger goals; you can continue to improve your communication skills, your leadership skills, your problem-solving skills, and other soft skills; you continue to work on becoming a better parent, a close friend, a better spouse, etc.

There are no limits to the growth you can experience in your lifetime. However, to maximize your growth potential, you must become an active participant in your growth. Opportunities for growth are numerous, but you must seize those them.

Life has its way of helping you grow. However, without the right mindset, you miss most of the growth opportunities life brings you. When you could leverage challenges to tap into your creativity and sharpen your problem-solving skills, you choose to give in to frustration and discouragement. When you could use change to improve yourself, you choose to resist change. When you could take advantage of setbacks to learn about yourself, others, and the world, you choose to throw in the towel.

Without your active participation in your personal growth, you choose to marginalize your growth. As a result, you crawl in life, when you were meant to walk—and run and jump and dance. With the right mindset, no experience needs to be lost; you can glean seeds of wisdom from whatever situation and seize every opportunity to become a better version of you. When you do, not only you reap the benefits, but everyone connected with you too; when you improve, everyone benefits.

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.