the right kind of growth …

“Unsuccessful people think about what they don’t want most of the time. They talk about problems, listen to news and gossip, and spend their time blaming circumstances, situations and others.
Successful people think about what they want and how they will get it. They are intensely focused on their goals and the information needed to help obtain them.”   Darren Hardy

Where do you spend your time?   Is it in front of the TV?   Is it playing games?   Is the time you spend, each moment of time you spend, doing something that is worthwhile?    Worthwhile could be playing with children (not watching TV though), it could be reading (valuable content), or it could be improving your relationships with others.   There are many activities that produce growth, intellectual growth, relational growth, spirital growth, financial growth, and emotional growth.   Where are you growing and what are you growing?

3 responses to “the right kind of growth …

  1. So many people are caught up in the stronghold of ego and arrogance. They cannot admit nor confront their mistakes. They become highly skilled at deflecting the truth by assigning blame to others. They blame other people or circumstances that they deem to be beyond their ability to control, rather than taking responsibility and confronting their own character flaws. Taking personal responsibility, seeking forgiveness when necessary, is the path of character.

    Sheriff Ray

    • You are exactly right. What would it take to elevate the consciousness of those people who are stuck in their own ego? Sometimes it is pride and sometimes it is the lack of self-esteem that causes them to arrogant. There is a reason that they don’t feel as if they can move forward (whether they realize it or not).

      Perhaps it takes a shift from believing they are making mistakes to the realization at the moment they were doing the best they were able to do. Upon reflection it could be said that there are opportunities that exist right now in the present that can be acted upon, what would those be? What would allows someone with self-esteem, fear or anger issues that would illuminate a part of their soul that was previously hidden?

      – Of course you have to be willing to want to look at yourself in a new way.

      Imagine what potential exists if people could move beyond ego to serving others.

  2. I love this. It’s so true. People can spend hours in front of the TV, but don’t spend one minute reflecting on or planning their own lives!

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