Are you committed to personal growth and development?by Gary Ryan Blair
THERE WILL NEVER BE A DAY of your life that does not provide the opportunity for ongoing personal growth and development.
Each day provides numerous opportunities to display dedication, discipline, good judgment, energy, and the feeling that you can improve.
Personal growth and development is a lifelong pursuit because life is a work in progress. You never totally arrive; there’s always some polishing to do, knowledge to gain, and love to deepen.
Who can’t improve a little as a parent, child, spouse, friend, citizen, or employee?
No one is perfect; no one walks the straight and narrow line all the time. This means that the absence of perfection leaves the door open for ongoing personal growth and development.
Our fight is not external; it lays internally—mastery over self. The aim of personal growth and development is self-mastery.
If we are to dominate events and experience greater levels of performance, we must first dominate ourselves.
Let there be no doubt: as long as you continue to blame others instead of assuming your responsibilities, you will make no meaningful and enduring change for the better.
What kind of people are we, if we don’t have the character to own up to our own shortcomings and responsibilities?
To have and enjoy certain liberties requires us to hold each other and ourselves accountable for our actions.
Here’s a truth you can lean on: All personal growth and development is dependent upon you becoming a better person.
It’s a solo act, which requires contemplative thought, behavior modification, along with a healthy dose of humility.
Consider the following:
To enjoy a better life, you must first become a better person.
- If you want to be a better manager, become a better person.
- If you want to become a better parent, become a better person.
- If you want to be a better doctor, become a better person.
- If you aspire to greater spheres of influence, become a better person.
One well-executed idea—or one person who’s attracted to you because of what you’ve become can change your life forever.
So goal setting and this entire challenge should primarily focus on yourself—becoming the best person you can possibly become so people are attracted into your life.
Gary Ryan Blair
Posted on February 21st, 2017 by Gary Ryan Blair