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Growth Keys for Becoming A Born Natural

Posted by Herman Najoli on December 25, 2010

Personal growth has always been a key topic when it comes to realizing personal potential. The truth is that if you don’t grow, you will go. Personal growth is a necessity in today’s world.  The secret to any person’s future is hidden in their level of commitment to personal growth and development. This is particularly true for leaders. It’s your “inner” growth which sets the pace for your “outer” leadership. Here are some principles which can generate a life of continued growth:

1. Have a personal growth plan

Growth is not automatic. You have to make a conscious effort to commit to a daily growth plan. This could include reading books that enhance your understanding of your chosen field, listening to tapes and audio-books that elevate your understanding and subscribing to websites or newsletters that enhance your insight. This has to be a personal commitment. There’s a proverb that goes, “You’ve got to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather is”. Make that commitment. Develop a personal growth plan.

2. Stay out of your comfort zone

There’s a quote I learnt in college that I really like. Ron Osbourne said, “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow”. Many people get stuck in the rut of ”same old, same old”. You’ve got to stretch and expand yourself. Do something new. Do it in a different way. Some wag oce said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Stay out of that comfort zone. Comfort creates ease and ease is the greatest enemy of growth.

3. Grow for who you will be, not what you will get

You need a proper focus if your growth is to go the distance. You can’t just have the goal of acquiring stuff because once you acquire your motivation will wane. Growth should be geared towards becoming a better person, living a better life. Grow to become, not to have. Growth brings good things; good things don’t bring growth. It is more important to be a better person than to have better things. We win in life by being better people, not by having the biggest and the best of stuff. True success is really an intangible thing – it’s the quality of person that you are.

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4 Responses to “Growth Keys for Becoming A Born Natural”

  1. Thanks for your kind comment and views on my Blog. I like your posts. – so pertinent for a budding entrepreneur.
    Regards,
    Hitesh Parashar
    http://www.hiteshparashar.com

  2. Shirley said

    Hello Herman. Thank you for visiting my site and for maintaining such a fine one yourself. I have read here today and have certainly enjoyed doing so.

    Personal growth is a timely subject, and continues to interest me, even at these later years of my life. In July I will be 69, and daily, I recognize there to be much for me to learn, and new paths down which I will walk.

    Thank you for your contribution to our wonderful, yet challenged, world.

    Blessings and joy.

    Shirley Buxton
    http://www.shirleybuxton.wordpress.com

  3. mkrules said

    Great site, Herman! I will link to you…. :)

  4. virk said

    I Agree with you, getting out of comfort zone is very important. It introduces to so many wonderful opportunities and when looking back we relize why did not I do that long ago. Another thing that you also mentioned about stretching oneself is very important. Once stretched, you do not go shrink and perspective on things keep growing. Thanks for sharing!
    -virk

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