Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Number 3 Catalyst for Growth

Personal growth, in whatever area, comes about through all sorts of circumstances. In my next three posts I want to outline three things that have really helped me to grow as a person over the years. They are not necessarily my top three catalysts of all time but I’ll post them in order of the current significance I feel each has played in my life, with number one being the most significant.


This is a pretty basic one but I find that simply choosing to be involved in a task, team, project, hobby, relationship, helping someone etc, results in growth. As long as you have a right attitude (positive, will to succeed, humility, tenacity, teach-ability, work ethic, and motivation) by default you’ll just grow. You’ll be stretched, your learn new skills, you’ll get offended and have to deal with it, you’ll be encouraged, you’ll be challenged, you’ll be rebuked, you’ll be able to observe, listen, question, and absorb all sorts of things. You’ll grow.

Primarily for me involvement has led to growth in community.

What could you get involved in?

Sports team
Community project or organisation
Social club
Voluntary service
Charity work etc

Of course you have to get involved at a level that will stretch you, once involved though, keep a right attitude and you’ll grow.

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