You do know, don't you, that the oppositie of GROWTH is DEATH?
Simply put, you either GROW or you DIE...pretty simple deduction. Easy to "see" but hard to "understand" and "live".
Wouldn't you agree?
And, so that we not fool ourselves, there must be "measured" growth...growth that can actually be measured in a way that indicates that, indeed, growth has taken place.
GROWTH - as opposed to just being in a rut - is not easy. As a matter of fact, GROWTH is a struggle that builds strength and stamina while that particular "thing" is growing.
Look at the plant in the picture above. Do you really think that even getting to that stage of growth has been easy for that plant? Do you realize the "work" that has been done in order for that plant to push up through the soil to get to the sunlight? It really is an amazing feat that demonstrates, perfectly, how important it is to "push through" obstacles and difficulties if you want to grow and flourish.
Whether it's a plant, a puppy dog or a human being - if food and nourishment is not gained, it will DIE.
And, as you already know, it's not a "one-time thing"!
There must be CONTINUED FEEDING in order for continued growth to take place.
Now then, let's stop talking about plants and puppies and apply this to us...make it personal in this process.
"If I want to continue to grow, get stronger, and live, then I must continue to feed!"
You are doing just that by reading this blog. Be sure to listen to the podcast as well (see the links below) and then share both with as many "seedlings" as you can. Think about that...there are many people out there (you may not even be aware of who they are) that are struggling to "grow" and struggling to gain much-needed nourishment in order to grow. You may be "the one" to help in the "watering and nourishing" for that person by sharing this material.
Again, the choice is yours.
Stay in a rut and have all decisions made for you and just go wherever the rut may take you, OR, instead, make a decision - an actual decision (which is not allowed in a rut) - to actively pursue growth, even when it is uncomfortable. Remember the growing pains I talked about in the last article?
The choice is yours... GROW or DIE.
Choose wisely...your very life (yes, I'm serious) depends on it.
Until next time...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"