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Monday, September 3, 2018 7:09 AM

Growing Upward

Monday, September 3, 2018 7:09 AM
Monday, September 3, 2018 7:09 AM

Do you want to grow? Do you want to get better in some area of your life? If you do, then you must learn.

Exercise:

If we want to get in good physical shape, we will have to exercise. To grow and develop our gifts and talents, we have to exercise them. Walt Disney said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious; and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Yearn to learn:

Someone once told me, Learn something new every day. We shouldn’t allow the fear of change to hinder our growth. “Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities — to learn new things — to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work” (Klaus Schwab).

Don’t stagnate:

Playing it safe, I believe, is overrated. When you choose to settle for less or the status quo, you become stagnant. Consequently, nothing ever happens. We only maintain what we have, and will experience no new opportunities. Be a learner — someone who wants to do something, achieve something, and become someone. Don’t allow yourself to grow weary in doing well. God is always leading us forward to be able to see new opportunities that keep us curious about the what-ifs of life. I often say, “You will get older every year: there’s nothing you can do about it, but don’t ever get old.”

Being old is a choice. I believe we get old when we stop seeing the possibilities available to us who continue to learn. Let’s all be lifelong learners.

Just a thought,

PSS

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