Growth Keys for Epic Living
Posted by Herman Najoli on January 6, 2011
An epic life is measured by an individual’s commitment to personal growth – and not just growth without purpose but growth that is geared towards enabling the person to engage, participate, interact and create in society. The key to experiencing the flow of a better life is a commitment to never-ending personal growth. Here are some growth keys for a better life:
Generate a passion for growth within yourself
Personal growth is not easy. This makes epic living hard. It takes a special commitment to maintain consistent growth. The key to this is to make a personal decision for continuous growth. You have to decide that no matter what, you will carve out time for your growth.
Read widely with a desire to expand your knowledge
People who live epic lives are readers. In order to engage, participate, interact and create, you must acquire information that puts you in the know as to what is happening and how you can flow with it. Few people read on a daily basis. What you do daily will decide who you become permanently. You have to read and listen to audio books daily.
Omit useless activities from your daily agenda
Personal growth goes hand-in-hand with time management. In order to develop yourself you must learn to discriminate wisely amongst activities. That’s the key to maintaining focus. Activity doesn’t necessarily equate to productivity.
Wear a whatever it takes attitude
I was watching Tiger Woods play golf on the final day of the 2007 Buick invitational which he won by two strokes for his seventh straight PGA tour win. Tiger has committed himself to continously improving his game. Nobody wears a whatever it takes attitude better than him. You need the same attitude if you will live an epic life.
Treasure the company of others that are growing
Who you become in five years depends a lot on who you associate with today. Find people that are growing and share in their growth. Your environment should consist of people that are going in the same direction in which you are headed. That is the key to contributing effectively in society.
Hammer-out a lifestyle of growth
Developing a lifestyle of growth is not easy. Once you set your eyes on growing, all sorts of obstacles will be erected to prevent you from attaining that goal. You have to “chisel” out a pathway of growth in your life.
Embrace these keys to growth and you will definitely begin to experience the epic life!